Jose Bautista bopped around the Rogers Centre infield and joked around with his teammates Wednesday before their game against the Boston Red Sox like he didn’t have a care in the world.

But you know his problems at the plate are eating him up.

Heading into play Wednesday, Bautista was on a 15-game homer-less streak dating back to Oct.1, 2016 (not including last year’s playoffs) — a streak of 54 straight at-bats without a home run, one of his longest droughts since joining the Blue Jays in Aug. 2008. The 15-game streak without a HR is his longest since July 3-22, 2014, when he also went 15 games without one (56 ABs). He also had a 16-game streak that year from June 7-29 (50 ABs).

There are a number of theories as to why Joey Bats is struggling, including the fact that his age (36) has caught up with him. “Father Time is undefeated,” a MLB executive told FOX baseball reporter Ken Rosenthal.

In the field (Bautista fielded balls at third before the game Wednesday), the Dominican Republic native looks better than he has in years.

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons thinks Bautista probably is pressing a bit.