Stephen Drew strikes out, loses grip on bat

Ronald Martinez

The shortstop has underwhelmed at the plate during the playoffs.

Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew has been terrible at the plate during the postseason, only collecting four hits over 44 at-bats. His latest display of hitting prowess came in the top of the fifth inning, when the Red Sox had runners on the corners with nobody out.

Drew did work a 3-2 count, but struck out on a Joe Kelly changeup. His bottom hand slipped off the bat during his swing, not the sign of a hitter on the top of his game:

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Drew has played strong defense up the middle, but the calls for someone else to handle shortstop will only grow louder as he continues to be a liability offensively.

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