Girardi’s new RISP plan

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

About Brien Jackson

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

7 thoughts on “Girardi’s new RISP plan

  1. How much could this be due to how the defensive and pitching mentality changes for the opposing team in these positions? I mean they would really be on their toes with 2 or 3 men in scoring position wouldn't they? Defenses change positions depending on base runners, who is at bat, the score of the game, who's pitching. There are just so many different factors that contribute to each of these stats that it's mind boggling.

    Also, couldn't this partly be a result of having a TON of men in scoring position? Have the Yankees had more men in scoring position than other teams over the course of this season?

    All in all, I agree that this stat will regress to the mean at the end of the season.

  2. Well – there are so many numbers, and so many ways to play the game. The Yankees load the bases so often that their failures with the bases loaded happen on an almost daily basis.

    WWOR put up a small graphic in passing last night that should put that in perspective – I was surprised that no one pointed it out, but I guess that was because it muddled their story – Yankees fail RISP.

    Before Alex's historic grand slam last night, the Yankees had the LOWEST hitting percentage with the bases loaded – last place, horrible, right? Yet, at the same time, they were also tied for FIRST in the number of grand slams this season. ! I had to stop the dvr and stare for a bit, before the information processed. So – we are faced with a Yankees team that has had a horrible time converting with the bases loaded – BUT – at the same time, they have converted as many or more than any other team in MLB.

    Now I see why Joe isn't horribly worried. Even a slight regression towards league average and the team will be scoring enough runs to give even Freddy a win. Cool.