WASHINGTON -- Remember how good Didi Gregorius was in April?
If that was like a dream, May has been his nightmare.
Still, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said he believes Gregorius hasn't been as bad as the numbers have shown and that he's not far from busting out.
"I think if you look back at a lot of our games of late, there's been two or three times in a game where he's really stung the ball," Boone said before the Yankees and Nationals were rained out for the second straight day at Nationals Park on Wednesday.
He added, "While I know he's going through a tough stretch right now, I certainly don't believe it's as bad as the not-getting-hits because I do feel like there's been a fair amount of good contact in there."
Gregorius, meanwhile, was upbeat.
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"I'm still hitting the ball hard," Gregorius said. "Whatever I do, whether I'm hitting the ball hard or not hitting the ball hard, it's at somebody. There's nothing I can do about that. I'm trying to make good contact out there, and the results are not always going to be there."
The shortstop was hitting .333 with 10 homers, 30 RBI and a 1.130 OPS through 31 games after May 3. He was named April's American League Player of the Month.