posted on Jun, 28 2003 @ 08:37 AM
When Mike Lowell belted a two-run homer off Steve Trachsel in the first inning Wednesday night, it was the Marlins third baseman's 24th of the season
and 100th of his career.
It also was his 32nd home run in his last 93 games, dating back to last September.
Lowell finished 2002 with eight home runs and 21 RBIs in September. His increased power numbers have continued, where suddenly he finds himself ranked
among the Major League leaders in homers.
Why the sudden surge?
Lowell doesn't know and he really doesn't care.
He says as much, because he doesn't want to over-analyze his success.
Marlins hitting coach Bill Robinson simply notes, "He's not missing his pitch."
"Mike is getting his pitches airborne, and he is making a good pass at the ball," the hitting coach said. "He's got a little upper cut in his swing."