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Runners Implanted In Scoring Position

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Aug 11, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees are hitting .259 with runners in scoring position. Going back to 1996, the lowest the Yankees have hit with RISP is .255. That team won 95 games.

The loss of Jorge Posada (career .282 with RISP) and Hideki Matsui (career .300 with RISP) to injuries has been tough to overcome.

A-Rod (.239) and Jason Giambi (.204) are killing them in those situations.

It’s not like you can hit A-Rod eighth (well, not usually). But can can drop Giambi down and hit Xavier Nady higher.

Matsui is getting close to some rehab games. But he hasn’t faced big-league pitching since June 22 and has a knee that needs surgery. It’s hard to expect much out of him if he does come back.

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