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Jason Giambi delivers a mean fore-arm bash but not much offense.
Jason Giambi: .162/.250/.378, 3 R, 2 2B, 2 HR, 10 RBI
Giambi gives the Indians what they need from him—veteran leadership and some timely hits and power. Since Giambi is just a part-time player, he gets a pass as one of the worst three stiffs for May, but his numbers were pretty awful.
In 37 at-bats, Giambi only managed six hits, but four of those were extra-base hits: two homers and two doubles.
Giambi had a couple of big hits for the month when he came off the bench to tie the game at two on May 27 vs. the Reds with a bomb. He also went 2-for-4 with three runs batted in, a double and a home run in a 5-2 win over the Reds on May 28.
Rich Hill: 14 G, 10.2 IP, 8.44 ERA, 0 SV, 1 BS, 1.88 WHIP, 11.81 K/9, 2.33 K/BB
Hill was the second worst of the ugly, three-headed lefty monster of himself, Nick Hagadone and Scott Barnes.
Hill's worst performance of the month was his last one on May 31, when he gave up five hits and three runs (all earned) in only one inning of work in a 9-2 loss to the Rays.
Hill's recent struggles have created a problem in who to go to against a lefty in late innings matchups. Hill, Barnes and Hagadone have all shown inconsistency in getting this job done.
Carlos Santana: .200/.331/.330, 16 R, 4 2B, 3 HR, 9 RBI
Santana narrowly misses out on the worst three because despite his poor batting average, OPS and slugging numbers, he still got on base and scored runs for the team.
Santana was third on the team in runs scored and eighth on the team with a .331 on-base percentage.
The team needs Santana to be more of a run producer, so he needs to pick up his production in that department for the next month.
Vinnie Pestano: 5 G, 5 IP, 1-1, 10.80 ERA, 0 SV, 2 BS, 1.80 WHIP, 9.00 K/9, 1.67 K/BB
Scott Barnes: 5 G, 7.2 IP, 0-1, 5.87 ERA, 1 SV, 0 BS, 1.17 WHIP, 11.74 K/9, 5 K/BB
Corey Kluber: 6 GS, 31.1 IP, 1-3, 5.17 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 10.05 K/9, 4.38 K/BB
Bryan Shaw: 13 G, 16 IP, 5.06 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, 7.87 K/9, 2.80 K/BB
Now let's take a look at my choices for the three worst performers.