I also appreciated Matsui for being a Lefty who hit Lefties pretty well. He walked less, struck out a little more than he did against Righties (with a slightly higher BABIP/AVG vs. L), but all in all his splits are pretty close. Certainly better hitters have fared worse against a matched pitcher. It was just another nice element of consistency from a good, dependable guy.
Interesting…bases loaded, one out, down by a run in the bottom of the ninth and the batting team wins more than 50% of the time in that scenario? That seems to be the implication of the. 443 swing on the walkoff hit.
Not arguing, just find it curious that the losing team would actually have a better chance of winning :)
Comment by the humber games — January 7, 2013 @ 11:06 pm
If either of the next two batters hits a fly, slow grounder or probably a line drive (75% chance of hit) its over so pretty good odds.