Baseball is rife with streaks and slumps as outlooks change seemingly in an instant. Didi Gregorius' batting average is currently feeling the effects of the nature of the game.
Gregorius started the season on fire, winning AL Player of the Month. But, his form hasn't followed the calendar turn as he's enduring a wicked 1-45 slump.
During that time, Gregorius' batting average has slipped from .372 all the way down to .248. A precipitous drop of 124-points.
Obviously, the truth of Didi's 2018 season fits somewhere between those two extremes, as he was unlikely to exceptionally better last year's career-best .287 nor is he likely to finish the campaign near .248.
"I'm not happy with the at-bats because I'm not helping the team, to be honest," Gregorius told The Post's Greg Joyce. "There's always ups, there's always downs. The downs, you don't want it to beat you."
Despite struggling over his last 45 at-bats, his first 108 have been strong enough to leave him with a solid stat line in 2018: .248/.335/.523, 10 HR, 31 RBI.
"I know this game is a game of failure," Gregorius said. "That's when you learn from it. When you accept that, that you're not going to get a base hit every time, I think it's more manageable than trying to explode for some reason and go up there next at-bat doing the same thing."
Gregorius will look to take steps towards starting another hot streak as the Yankees take on the Royals in Kansas City on Saturday at 7:10 p.m.