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Dexter Fowler tweets “I will get a hit” 13 times, ends 0-for-13 skid

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JUPITER, FL - FEBRUARY 20: Dexter Fowler #25 of the St. Louis Cardinals poses for a portrait at Roger Dean Stadium on February 20, 2018 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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Cardinals outfielder Dexter Fowler hasn’t had the best start to the 2018 season, going 0-for-13 in 14 plate appearances entering Monday’s action. Before the Cardinals’ afternoon affair in Milwaukee against the Brewers, Fowler tweeted “I will get a hit” 13 times.

It worked. After flying out to lead off Monday’s game, Fowler singled in a run in the third inning to break his hitless skid. It was his only hit on the afternoon, finishing 1-for-5 in the Cardina’s 8-4 win over the Brewers. So he’s now 1-for-18 on the season, still not great. But better than 0-for-18!

Fowler’s success inspired other struggling hitters to try their hand.

Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez is 0-for-12:

Astros outfielder Josh Reddick is 0-for-7:

If both hitters end their respective skids tonight, we may have a trend on our hands. The other players hitless with double-digit at-bats are Evan Longoria (15 AB), Chris Davis (12 AB), Jose Peraza (12 AB), Andrew Benintendi (11 AB), Robinson Chirinos (11 AB), Ryon Healy (11 AB), Logan Morrison (11 AB), and Logan Forsythe (10 AB).

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