More Brattain Bashing
Either he’s drinking the same stuff as Griffin, or following the Jays really has broken his brain. From John Brattain’s latest article:
What’s worse, the Jays have blown scoring opportunities galore. They’re third in the league in grounding into double plays. The Yankees are first.
Then there’s some bizarre segue from GIDP to back to runners in scoring position with 2 out, when they are by definition unrelated. And then on to one of my biggest pet peeves in the media this season:
Also, of course, the Jays’ biggest failure is hitting with men on base, period:
New York Yankees .290/.363/.463
AL average .280/.352/.431
Toronto Blue Jays .267/.338/.417
I’ve said this about a billion times…but how exactly is it your “biggest failure” when you hit 18 points higher with runners on base than you do in general? I just don’t get it…why do people, even stats people, keep saying this?? At least the focus has shifted from runners in scoring position (as in his “productive outs” article) to “men on base”. That’s probably because the Jays are now hitting .273, just 2 points under the league average (despite being below it in every other situation), with RISP.