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Hamilton Playing at 50 Percent

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Josh Hamilton makes a big catch at the wall to end the top of the fifth inning of Game 6.

For a while this postseason, folks were wondering where Josh Hamilton's power went.

His bat was pretty cold in the ALDS against the Tampa Bay Rays in a series that pitching ruled.

In the ALCS, he started heating up, hitting .308 while driving in five runs and starting to find some gap power for some key doubles.

He was also big in the field, highlighted by his catch in left field on Saturday night when he tracked a ball all the way to the wall and slammed into it while making the catch.

Over the weekend, we found out why Hamilton might be struggling to generate some of his power at the plate when it was revealed he's been playing with a groin injury for months now and claimed to be only "50 percent" right now, as he told ESPN radio.

The three days of rest Hamilton will have by the time the Rangers start the World Series in St. Louis on Wednesday will hopefully help that percentage climb a bit, but the fact is he won't be 100 percent until next season.

At this point, though, not many guys are fully healthy. And a 50 percent Josh Hamilton, which seems a little low, by the way, is still better than a lot of other guys out there.

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