Ortiz starting fast this year
His previous two seasons marred badly by anemic starts, David Ortiz has come out of the gate swinging this year.
He just clubbed home run No. 2 on the season, a shot to right against Rangers righty Colby Lewis.
Not many teams have a No. 6 hitter with the power potential of Big Papi. Last year, Ortiz didn’t go deep for the first time until April 23. It was far worse in 2009, as he didn’t hit his first homer until May 20 and his second until June 6.
Combined over the last two years, Ortiz hit .196 with one homer and 15 RBIs in April.
As a DH, Ortiz now has 1,003 RBIs, tying him with Edgar Martinez for first all-time among DH’s.