Sunday, June 27, 2010
At the Sunday Marlins game, watching them lose 4-2 against the low-hitting Padres, we marveled at how the Padres seem to get that clutch two-out hit, as they did in the first, with a runner on second, scoring their first run. The Marlins just don't seem to do that. So I went home and looked it up on espn.com. When there are runners in scoring position, the Marlins do a decent .268 -- 13th among clubs. But that extra crucial hit -- runners in scoring position, two out, they rank 29th of 30 teams at .208. Only the Giants do worse. Two-out hits make all the difference.