Gary Marbry (Nuggetpalooza) wrote recently:
Through Sunday [May 29], the Red Sox led the American League in "squanders" (three or more baserunners in an inning but no RBI) with 16:
[Cleveland has] just four squanders this season, one since April 21. ...16 – Red Sox 14 – Angels 13 – Blue Jays
So far this season, the Red Sox have had a runner on third base with less than two outs 139 times, and they've scored him just 39 percent of the time, the lowest percentage in the majors:
[Cleveland] (61 percent) lead[s] the majors in this category, one year after posting the worst mark in the league (44 percent). One thing to keep in mind, though, is that the Red Sox' 139 opportunities is the most in the majors.39% – Red Sox 43% – Mets 46% – Braves
Among individuals, David Ortiz (15 percent; 3-of-15) and Kevin Youkilis (25 percent; 4-of-16) rank worst and second worst in the majors (min. 15 opportunities). ... Leading the majors is Philadelphia's Placido Polanco, who has successfully driven in 12 of the 16 runners from third with less than two outs (75 percent). Honorable mention goes to Seattle's Brendan Ryan, who is 12-of-12 but doesn't meet the minimum.