Josh Hamilton had a cold spring overall and didn’t record a home run until after the team had left Surprise, Az. for Texas, but it appears as though he hit his stride just in the nick of time. Hamilton already has eight home runs, just one off the Rangers’ record for home runs in April which stands at nine and was last hit by Ian Kinsler in 2007--and we write this on April 24.
What’s more, Hamilton says he hasn’t actually found his groove just yet.
“At times, I feel like I’m lost, to be honest with you,” Hamilton said, per ESPN Dallas. “... I’m not saying the majority of time I don’t feel better than not. It all goes back to trying not to create anything or make anything happen more so than what needs to happen. You know, I’ve battled that my whole career and finally come to the realization that -- you know what? -- I don’t have to try to make anything happen. Just go up there and have a good at-bat.”
Manager Ron Washington is just hoping Hamilton can ride this current hot streak as long as possible.
“When they’re making mistakes, he’s not missing them,” Washington said. “I’ve seen him locked in before. I just hope he keeps it up.”