Note: about Jeff Francoeur and his Offensive Futility

During this weekend’s Subway Series, Jeff Francoeur went 0 for 10 with three strikeouts, and reached base just once on a walk during last night’s 6-4 win.

Francoeur is just 4 for his last 33 at the plate, and is hitting just .132 in the month of May.

Dating back to his 0 for 7 showing during the 20 inning, 2-1 win over the Cardinals on April 17, Francoeur is just 16 for his last 116 at the plate, a .138 average, with two home runs and 16 RBI with just four walks and 25 strikeouts.

…the low strikeout total can be looked at one of two ways…the first is at least he’s making contact, but the other way to look at it is he is swinging at everything whether it’s a ball or a strike, popping the ball up early in the count, and not even giving himself a chance to get out of the slump and be productive at the plate…i love frenchy, and i think he has transformed the attitude on this team, but at the end of the day, it’s about results, and they just aren’t there for the guy…at this point, i think it’s his defense which has kept him in the lineup…he’s not just a great rightfielder, but he is a presence and a force out there, and baserunners are afraid to take that extra base on him, which does have value…the question becomes how much value does it have over his futility at the plate…