SEATTLE — Kole Calhoun isn’t used to riding such a rollercoaster of a season. What makes it even more maddening is that he doesn’t feel he’s doing anything different this season.
At least, he is enjoying the upswing right now.
After missing four straight starts with a hamstring injury at the beginning of the month, Calhoun responded with 12 hits in his next 27 at-bats, a .444 average. He cooled down slightly with an 0-for-4 on Friday night.
Calhoun said, mostly, it’s just a fluke of the season.
“There are times when you get extremely hot and times when you’re going to be cold and it seems like there are 13 guys playing defense,” he said.
One difference Calhoun concedes is that he gets more hits when he’s using the whole field, rather than pulling the ball. That is particularly true with left-handed hitters who face shifts, as Calhoun sometimes does.
His August hot…