Re: Lineup when Ortiz returns
posted at 8/8/2012 9:39 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Lineup when Ortiz returns
[QUOTE]Sox runs scored when LH'er starts: 5.21 I've tracked every game log and have yet to see a fraction of a run scored. When you get past fangraphs, you will be in baseball junior high.
Posted by TrotterNixon[/QUOTE]
Since you have said yo every you don't "bother to watch the games or need to ..." maybe you should just go back and "track our game logs" back to the last lefty we faced:
8/3 5 runs in 6 IP vs Duensing (5 for whole game)
The one before that...
7/28 6 runs in 6 IP vs Sabathia (9 for whole game)
Yes, I'd love to have a powerful RH'd clean-up hitter who can hit righties better than Ross, and field his position decently (RF? CF?), but our weakness vs LHPs is a myth.
Go ahead and don't "pro-rate" Ross, look at his numbers this year: he's got an .855 OPS
7 HRs and 30 RBIs in 200 ABs vs RHPs
9 Hrs and 24 RBIs in 86 ABs vs LHPs
5th out of our top 13 batters in road OPS.
3rd out of top 13 batters in 2nd half OPS.
1st out of top 13 batters in Late & Close OPS. (Clutch)
He has a .977 OPS batting cleanup.
I know you were against signing Ross for even $3M, but get over yourself, admit you were wrong, and give this guy his due.
I know he's "the wrong color" for you, but he didn't go to college, so you should at least like this guy.