Charlie Blackmon’s stat line screams slump: .219 average, .266 on-base percentage and no home runs in his last 79 at-bats.
Worse, entering Thursday night’s game against Philadelphia at Coors Field, he’d hit .121 (4-for-33) over his last seven games, with a .147 OBP.
But if Blackmon is frustrated or concerned about his April woes, he’s not letting on. At least not yet. Why not? Because at age 32, and with a 2017 National League batting title imprinted on the back of his baseball card, he trusts his own process.
“I feel like I’m getting close,” Blackmon said.