Ever since Brandon Inge broke his left to on May 29th due to a breaking ball from Casey Fossum he has been unstoppable. On May 29th Brandon was batting a .219/.314/.396 which, after sitting out six days due to the toe injury, has turned into .254/.350/.361.
That is a heck of a turnaround in such a short time. He’s certainly been improving some after getting off to an extremely slow start but the recent up shift has been dramatic as you can see below.
Improvement hasn’t come only in hits but also an increased walk-rate and a lowered strike-out rate. Watching his recent plate appearances you can certainly notice improved at-bats, less check-swing strikes and much more solid strokes which translate into simply better at-bats and better results.
He’s now wearing a toe guard for the duration of the injury which will be slow to heal. According to the Free Press, he’s not even at 100% yet, not even close:
Third baseman Brandon Inge said his broken toe has left him playing at 60% — but climbing. He was about 55% before Monday’s day off.
I wonder what he was playing at before the injury.