Sunday, June 16, 2013
Some ugly numbers, if you dare to look
By Richard Durrett
ESPN Stats & Information (thanks, Daniel Braunstein) crunched some numbers on the Texas Rangers offense. OK, the lack of an offense right now for the Rangers. We don't want to bury you in numbers, so here are just a few of the key categories. It was actually worse than I thought:
The Rangers have lost a season-high five consecutive games at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington and have scored just six runs in that span. It's the second time in the past 20 seasons that Texas has lost five straight home games and scored no more than six runs during the streak. Texas also did it in September of 2009.
Here's what the past five games look like:
Runs per game: 1.2
Batting average: .219
Batting average with runners in scoring position: .115
* The Rangers have just three hits with runners in scoring position over those five games (in 26 at-bats) and were 1-for-13 in such situations Saturday, leaving 11 men on base as a team.