The sky is not falling

BASEBALL/Yes, Scott Richmond had a bad start last night. That doesn’t necessarily mean his luck’s run out.

So far this season, Richmond has struggled against left-handed batters. Righties are hitting him for a .172 batting average and an OPS of .419, while lefties have a .304 BA and a 1.020 OPS.

So Richmond dominates righties and gets shelled by lefties. Facing most teams, this is not too much of a problem.The lefties hit Scott, then he works out of trouble by slamming the door on the righties.

The Yankees are a different story.

As MLBastian tweeted: “Yanks had 7 LH hitters (4 switch) in the lineup vs. Richmond tonight. They combined to go 7-10 with 2 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR against him.”

How many lineups can throw seven lefties at you?

2 thoughts on “The sky is not falling

  1. Good point! Richmond has trouble with lefties, and all but 2 were lefties in the lineup last night. It didn’t exactly play to Scott’s strengths.

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