Hot Rod Barajas Gone Ice Cold

Metszilla.comCorrespondent IJuly 11, 2010

NEW YORK - JULY 05:  Rod Barajas #21 of the New York Mets connects on a fifth inning RBI single against the Cincinnati Reds on July 5, 2010 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

For two months Rod Barajas made us laugh at having ever entertained the thought of signing Benjie Molina.  ‘Hot Rod’ was now more than an underwhelming   Andy Samberg movie, it was the nickname for the Met’s passionate leader behind the plate.  Barajas stormed out of the gates in April and hardly slowed down when the calendar hit May.

But then……oh but then…..June came.  The weather heated up and ‘Hot Rod’ has since gone ice cold.  The graphics below tell a pretty meager story whereby Barajas is homerless in his last 79 at-bats.  Throughout that stretch Rod has only managed a ridiculous 1 RBI.  That’s not a typo, ONE!  For anyone counting, that means Johan has more HR’s and the same # of RBI’s as Barajas since June 1.

In addition to the power outage, New York’s backstop is only batting .190 (15-79) during this current drought (26...TO READ THE REST OF THIS POST AND OTHERS LIKE IT HEAD TO METSZILLA.COM BY CLICKING HERE: