Guillen seeking more consistency from Hanley

Guillen seeking more consistency from Hanley

MIAMI -- A look at Hanley Ramirez's averages at home and on the road reflect the inconsistencies the third baseman has gone through.

At Marlins Park, Ramirez is batting .309 with five home runs and 20 RBIs. On the road, he's hitting .195 with six home runs and 17 RBIs.

"It's kind of weird," manager Ozzie Guillen said. "I'm not a guy who checks numbers. I don't care about numbers, I care about wins. I can't believe Hanley is hitting better here than he is on the road. I thought it was the opposite."

The way Ramirez's season has gone, you don't know what to expect. When the Marlins took two of three at Philadelphia June 1-3, Ramirez was 4-for-14 with three home runs and four RBIs.

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"Hanley has had huge hits for us, big ones," Guillen said. "Very inconsistent. I wish he had more consistency, day in, day out. But in the meanwhile, he's going to be my third hitter. Hopefully he's going to get better. To me, every day, we don't know what we're going to get."

Ramirez is batting .254 with 11 homers and 37 RBIs, but in the first seven games of the Marlins' homestand, the third baseman is 1-for-22.

Ramirez has protection in the lineup, hitting in front of Giancarlo Stanton.

"I think Hanley is going to have a good year," Guillen said. "He's been very inconsistent right now. Obviously, if Stanton stays hot, they've got to pitch a little more to [Ramirez]. Hopefully that helps."