Originally Posted by Frater Perdurabo
JB, I'm trying to be patient with Keppinger. It's damn frustrating to sign a guy who previously rarely struck out and usually put the ball in play, who then upon donning the silver and black, makes Brian Anderson look like Ted Williams.
What he did in Tampa is exactly what the Sox needed, and we're not getting it from him. I remain hopeful that things will change any game now.
I really hope his high batting average wasn't a function of the fast turf in Tampa.
The turf in Toronto didn't seem to help him this week. I think he's in a slump, nothing more, nothing less.
I would not expect another season of .325 from him regardless. I think it is fair to expect him to bat .280 and put the ball in play more consistently than he has in the early going.