A's first baseman Matt Olson has been on a tear recently.
Just check out this little nugget:
Matt Olson is in hella good company pic.twitter.com/HyWinvkhIs— Jessica Kleinschmidt (@KleinschmidtJD) July 7, 2019
During the A's 6-3 loss Saturday night against the Mariners, Olson put himself in that impressive group of guys with a two-run shot in the top of the third. And when you're in the company of Mike Trout and the 2019 first-half version of Josh Bell, you're doing something right.
That's 18 big ones since May 12. And we should have seen this coming.
Here's another nugget ... I love nuggets:
Matt Olson since hitting his first big league homer(s) (he hit two that day) on June 24, 2017 — 70 homers in 266 games, good for an average of 43 homers-per-162 games. Since hitting his first this season on May 12th — 17 homers in 46 games, good for a 60 homer-per-162 game pace.— Jessica Kleinschmidt (@KleinschmidtJD) July 3, 2019
Is that good? I think that's good.
If anything, the man is consistent and he's maintained all of that power after a broken hamate bone, a situation he was worried would impact his swing.
“I heard from everybody that power was going to be an issue coming back,” Olson told NBC Sports California on Thursday. “Recovering from an injury like that was something you can’t force. You just have to let it happen. And, honestly, when I started swinging, I never really felt weak."
The 2018 Gold Glove award winner wants to concentrate on whatever is working for him. As they say, they don't fix what's not broken.