J.P. Arencibia and teammate Rajai Davis
Though he went 0-for-6 in his first at bats of the 2012 Toronto Blue Jays season, opening day couldn't have ended better for J.P Arencibia. In the 16th inning, and on his seventh at bat of the game, Arencibia hit a three-run home run helping push the Jays past the Cleveland Indians 7-4.
His ability to hit homeruns is what Arencibia became known for in his first full season with the Jays in 2011 setting a franchise record for home runs by a catcher with 23.
However, his power at the plate seemingly shutdown after his opening-day heroics; he recorded just one hit in his next 25 at bats and his batting average dropped to a measly 0.67 by the middle of April.
If his frustration wasn't showing on the field, it seemed to when he responded to New York based media personality Eric Mirlis who on April 19th tweeted about Arencibia's "scary bad stat-line" to start the season.
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