Baseball Crank
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September 13, 2007
BASEBALL: Running When Needed

Via Ryan McConnell, a good point about Jose Reyes from Tim Marchman:

[O]nly 23% of his 93 attempts have come when the Mets were either ahead or behind by more than two runs. Sixty-eight percent of the time, he's run when the Mets were tied, up one, or down one, and he's 19 for 23 in the latter two situations -- the most crucial in the game.
Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:18 PM | Baseball 2007 | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

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Posted by: Steve at September 15, 2007 12:54 PM

And yet this can be deceiving, as Reyes stole 2 bases of marginal utility with the game tied today (Mets got 2 runs with fast lead runners out of a S-S-BB-S sequence, with 3 steals thrown in that really didn't add anything) and got thrown out twice when the Mets were up 2 (including making the 3rd out to end an inning with a runner on) in a game they ultimately lost by 2. Anytime you turn three straight one out walks into 2 CS-inning over that's a big loss.

17 baserunners, 3 runs, in no small part to 4 of them being thrown out on the bases.

Posted by: rbeypw at September 15, 2007 6:02 PM
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