Martinez went 2-for-4 with a solo homer Wednesday in Houston. Martinez has turned into an-all-or nothing slugger since being traded to Arizona in mid-July, mashing eight home runs in 24 games en route to a .595 slugging percentage but batting just .238. He also struck out once in this one, giving him 20 whiffs in the past 17 games.
Martinez went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Tuesday's 9-4 loss to the Astros. Martinez has recorded just one hit in eight at-bats against his former team through the first two games of the series, but his struggles in making consistent contact have been a regular issue since the Diamondbacks first acquired him in July. While Martinez has lived up to expectations in the power department with seven home runs and a .563 slugging percentage in 80 at-bats with the team, he's hitting only .225 with a 30.1 percent strikeout rate during that time. That's certainly not what the Diamondbacks had anticipated from Martinez after the outfielder hit .314 while striking out in only 24.2 percent of his plate appearances with the Tigers prior to the trade.
Martinez went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Dodgers. Martinez gave the Diamondbacks their only lead of the game in the sixth inning, when his RBI single plated A.J. Pollock. With eight home runs since his July 18 acquisition from the Tigers, Martinez has certainly met the Diamondbacks' expectations in the power department, and now he's begun to cut down on the strikeouts and make more consistent contact as well. Two of Martinez's three multi-hit games with the Diamondbacks have come in the last four contests.
Martinez went 3-for-4 with a double, triple, walk and an RBI in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Giants in 10 innings. Six of Martinez's eight hits as a member of the Diamondbacks had been long balls, but interestingly enough, it was the home run that eluded him Saturday in his quest for the cycle. Even after the three-hit night, Martinez is batting just .224 since being acquired from the Tigers on July 18, so he'll need to demonstrate further improvement in that regard in order to meet the high expectations fantasy owners have for him as a four-category asset.
Martinez went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, two walks and two runs in Thursday's 10-8 win over the Cubs. Martinez and Paul Goldschmidt connected on back-to-back home runs off All-Star closer Wade Davis in the ninth inning to break a tie and send the Diamondbacks to a series victory. In just 12 games (11 starts) with his new team, Martinez has already amassed six home runs and 14 RBI, but the impact has been somewhat dampened by a .195 average.
|vs L.A. DODGERS||3/10||.300||1||2||1||2||0|
|vs FIERS (CAREER)||6/11||.545||2||0||0||1||2|