Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Things Are Not Always As They Seem

From River Ave Blues:

Now for a tangent. Many people believe that the Yankees woes are centered around the offense, in particular the lack of hitting with runners in scoring position. Will you venture a guess as to who has the worst team average in the AL in those situations? None other than the first place Tampa Bay Rays. They’re hitting .246 with RISP. Yet, they’re still atop the division. Sure, it doesn’t hurt that they’ve had their top five pitchers going every game from early May through now. But they’re finding ways to win even though their numbers with RISP are the worst in the AL. They Yankees, well, just aren’t.


Just some food for thought.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting stat. I guess this is just another instance of "good pitching beats good hitting."