Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Gaby wraps up solid May

By Anthony Fenech / | 06/01/11

PHOENIX -- Gaby Sanchez doesn't want to talk about it.

"I really don't want to talk about anything like that," he joked, in response to a question about mashing at the plate in the month of May. "As a baseball player, I don't think we like to talk about anything like that."

In May, the Marlins' first baseman hit .345 with six home runs and 25 RBIs. He walked 13 times and struck out 16 times.

"I guess most of it is preparation," he said. "The stuff I do before the game even starts and trying to get my swing the way I want it before the game even starts, that's one of the big things."

The 27-year-old hit safely in 20 of 28 games in the month and recorded 12 multihit contests.

He is hitting .322 on the season, good for sixth in the National League, with nine home runs and 35 RBIs.

Sanchez has a career .304 batting average in the month of May, only eclipsed by a .375 career average in the month of June.

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