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Why Can’t This Team Score Runs?

One of most disappointing aspects of this season is the lack of offense. I had hoped that the Bucs would improve as the season progressed, but they have not.

The Bucs are 14th in the NL in Runs per Game leading only the Padres and Giants. They are almost a full run per games less than the Cardinals who are No. 1.

Below are some comparisons between the Cards and the Bucs.

Cardinals
Run/Game: 4.7
OBP:.339
BA w/RISP: .289
HR Percent w/RISP: 3.2%
KO Percent w/RISP: 17%
BB Percent w/RISP: 18.8%

Bucs
Run/Game: 3.8
OBP: .308
BA w/RISP: .254
HR Percent w/RISP: 2.5%
KO Percent w/RISP: 24%
BB Percent w/RISP: 15.7%

Where they seem to falling down is OBP and BA w/RISP. Plus they KO w/RISP more and draw less BB w/ RISP.

Basically they need to get on base more, hit better w/RISP, and draw more Walks w/RISP. Too many low average hitters in the line up who are not being patient with RISP. Some of this can be learned, but mainly they need guys who can hit for a higher average. More HR hitting would not hurt either.



This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

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