Three who struggled in May
Garrett Hampson — The infielder/outfielder needs to find his way at the plate as June begins. Hampson has gone 3-for-34 (.088) with two doubles and one triple over his last 12 games since May 18, part of a month where he posted a .202/.280/.393 slash line with 22 strikeouts in 84 plate appearances.
Of course, Hampson isn’t the only Rockies batter to struggle on the road in May. Heading into Sunday, the Rockies had been held to three or fewer runs on six or fewer hits each of their last 10 road games. That’s, unfortunately, an MLB record. They did snap that skid, however, on Sunday with the 4-3 win in Pittsburgh.
Dom Nuñez — In his last 15 games, Nuñez is 4-for-41 (.098) at the plate, part of a May that saw him post a .125/.210/.232 slash line.
While Nuñez batted just .204 in April, he also added seven extra-base hits (including four homers and a pair of triples) and 14 RBI. Those numbers shrunk considerably in May, with Nuñez totaling four extra-base hits (three doubles and a homer) and seven RBI.
Part of the struggles from Nuñez came from the strikeout, as he whiffed 25 times in 56 at-bats.
Jhoulys Chacín — The Rockies pitcher saw action in just three games in May, and one of those was a spot start on May 15 at home against Cincinnati.
While Chacín hasn’t been on the mound much for the Rockies recently, when he has been in the game, it hasn’t been good. In 8.1 May innings, Chacín gave up 11 hits and seven earned runs as opponents hit .314 against him.
Four of those 11 hits, by the way, were home runs. Chacín gave up at least one homer in each of his three May outings.