Originally Posted by PoundSand
League average with risp is around .260, so I still don't get the complaint. As far as getting them in, the Yankees aren't exactly having a problem with that, risp be damned.
It's also about the timing. eg. Bases loaded and less than two outs. For the payroll and firepower that the lineup has, it should be higher than .363. Home runs are great, but I've seen too many opportunities squandered this season when the batter is swinging for the fence with runners on base resulting in a K/infield pop fly or hitting into the inning ending DP.
(48-30) Nice job by Hughes to keep it close going 8 frames and as many strikeouts. Heading to Tampa. 6 games up on Baltimore.