Jedd Gyorko had sort of a quiet week, but it included a milestone for the young slugger nonetheless. Since last Monday, Gyorko has notched a hit in three of the Padres eight games that he's played . He started a rally midway through the game against the Chicago Cubs to eventually help the Padres pick up a one-run victory.
Let's take a closer look at how the slugger did this week.
8/20: 1-4. 1 HR, 1 Run, 1 RBI
8/23: 3-4, 2 HR, 2 Run, 4 RBI (1st multi-home run game)
8/27: 2-6, 1 Run, 2 RBI
For the week, Gyorko went 6-35 with a .171 average with 3 home runs and 7 RBIs. Gyorko currently leads all rookies with 16 home runs on the season, putting him right in the conversation for Rookie of the Year. For the season, the Morgantown native is hitting .247 with 16 home runs and 43 RBIs.
Some splits for Gyorko this season:
Gyorko is hitting .280 against left-handed pitchers, almost .50 points higher than his .234 against right-handers. It seems Gyorko loves being in front of his home crowd, as he's hitting .263 at home as compared to his .230 on the road. He also seems to hit better at night time, with a .253 average in night games compared to his .228 average in day games. He's also hitting .320 when swinging on the first pitch but only .115 when he's in a hole with an 0-2 count. He's hitting over .300 when he bats either 5th of 7th in the lineup. He has 6 home runs and 17 RBIs from the five spot. He's hitting .311 when he leads off an inning and .203 with runners on base.
Fun fact: Gyorko is hitting above .300 against five teams this season and only below .200 against four.