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Rays vs. Astros GDT 1: Evan Longoria will save us!

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C'mon Longo! Get angry!

J. Meric

Behold! His LD rate has been edging downward all season.

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But his ISO has been...

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What does this all mean? Well, maybe nothing. LD rates can be very persnickety and silly sometimes. And ISO isn't the best tool for examining underlying hitting talent.

But I still think it means Evan's current mini-slump (44 wRC+ in July) is going to end any moment now. And he will save us from the agony of watching the Rays lose a series to the Astros.

Images via Fangraphs.com.