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SEP 13, 2013 5:43p ET
The reason for the struggles remains a mystery.
It could be the hitters. It could be the weather. It could be the addition of the Capital One Club behind home plate affecting the jet stream.
"You know that wind tunnel we used to have in right center, it's non-existent," Texas manager Ron Washington said. "It's been there a couple of nights but it hasn't been there with the consistency, which is good. So now everything is legit."
True power is good, but would Washington take a few illegitimate homers right now?
"You're darn right I would," he said.
Whatever the reason for the average, the numbers are way down.
Rangers Ballpark is producing just 2.01 home runs per game this season, which would be the lowest total in Rangers Ballpark history (2.06 in 2007 was previous low). The Ballpark came into the year with a 2.53 homer per game average, fourth among parks in the majors. This year Rangers Ballpark ranks 12th.
The Rangers have also hit just 79 homers at home in 2013 in 71 games. The lowest total for Texas in a full season is 93. The Rangers aren't the only ones struggling for power in Arlington. Opponents have just 64 homers in Texas. The lowest full-season total is 72 in 2007.
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