31-year old lefty swinging outfielder Josh Hamilton was awesome early this year, as evidenced by the fact that he still leads the majors in RBIs with 83 of them. He has played in 91 games this year and he is 98 of 345 (.284 avg, .931 OPS) with 57 runs scored, 28 homers, 83 RBIs and 6 stolen bases. Those are rock solid numbers, but he has been pretty awful lately. He has played in 19 games so far in July and he is 10 for 69 (.145 avg, .505 OPS) with 6 runs scored, 3 homers, 10 RBIs and 21 whiffs. Since June 1st, Hamilton has played in 44 games in which he is 31 of 163 (.190 avg) with 18 runs scored, 7 homers, 26 RBIs, 2 stolen bases and 56 whiffs. His struggles have prompted team president Nolan Ryan to chime in about the fact that Hamilton is swinging a lot of bad pitches and giving away ABs. The Rangers hope that Hamilton shakes off the criticism and gets back to mashing to ball as they need all the help they can get in an effort to hold off the surging A’s and the improved Angels in the A.L. West.