No one slumped as much as Josh Hamilton in July, but it's a new month now.
August has long been known as sometimes the hottest month of the year in a place where there are a lot of hot months. It can't be fun taking the field to go to work at 7:05 and looking at the thermometer that reads 103 or 104 degrees, but it sure beats what the Texas Rangers saw in July.
As hot as the temperatures were getting, the bats were getting equally cold. The pitching for this club has been good, if not great at times, but the bats haven't helped out at all.
The Rangers had their worst month, record-wise, since 2008, going just 9-14 in the month of July, scoring the fewest runs in the American League for July (81) and hit a putrid .243 as a team for the month.
It's August 1 now, folks. The Rangers are looking for two straight wins to split a four-game series with their fiercest rival, the Los Angeles Angels, and keep them at a safe distance in the AL West, and it's supposed to be the hottest day we've seen in DFW in 2012.
Maybe the bats will act accordingly.