But the task gets tougher for Hamilton. He faces David Price tonight, an ace who has had Hamilton's number throughout his career. Hamilton is just 4-for-24 (with no home runs) against Price during his career. According to ESPN Stats & Information, that's tied for the lowest batting average by Hamilton against any pitcher in which he's got at least 20 at-bats. He also has a .167 average against James Shields, who pitches Tuesday night for the Tampa Bay Rays (Hamilton is also hitting .167 off Felix Hernandez.
The 24 at-bats against Price without a home run are the second-most at-bats without a long ball off any pitcher for Hamilton. He's gone 26 at-bats without a homer off Trevor Cahill.