30-year old righty swinging SS J.J. Hardy is off to a good start in May. He has played in 8 games so far this month and he is 8 for 30 (.267 avg, . 857 OPS) with 3 runs scored, 3 homers and 6 RBIs. He has now played in 35 games overall this year and he is 29 for 134 (.216 avg, .634 OPS) with 12 runs scored, 6 homers and 21 RBIs. The Orioles don’t have a 40 homer guy on the roster (unless Chris Davis is), so they need everyone in the lineup to produce and Hardy has been doing that lately.