#ASGWorthy: Dee lapping the field at plate
Marlins second baseman's four-hit game Wednesday raised average to .426
Dee Gordon is doing his best Ty Cobb impression. Gordon, whose .426 batting average leads the big leagues by 66 points, had four hits on Wednesday night to fuel a resume that is clearly #ASGWorthy.
Miami's second baseman leads the National League in hits (58), and his .452 on-base percentage ranks third in the Senior Circuit. Gordon, 27, was acquired in an offseason deal with the Dodgers, after he first broke through as an All-Star infielder last year.
Gordon didn't start the 2014 Midsummer Classic, but he did pinch-run and ultimately score in the NL's 5-3 defeat. The fleet-footed youngster went on to lead the NL in both triples (12) and stolen bases (64).
Gordon, the son of former All-Star closer Tom Gordon, leapt out of the gates with a .409 average in April, and he's bettered that with a .465 mark thus far in May. He's playing particularly well at home, where he's hit .509 with a .540 on-base percentage and a .596 slugging mark in his first 14 games and 57 at-bats.
But will the fans notice? Gordon may have to keep up his hot streak to make it into the All-Star Game starting lineup.
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