2. Opponents hitting .276 with .932 OPS with RISP
Remember when manager Aaron Boone said last week against the Blue Jays he was saving Chad Green in the event the game went into extra innings? Care to explain why, Aaron?
Green has been a pinball machine when it comes to allowing hits and runs with runners in scoring position. Opponents are hitting .276 with a .932 OPS and have scored 24 runs in his 31 games. What’s the math there? He’s giving up a run 77% of the time with RISP! We didn’t even think that was possible until we refreshed the Baseball-Reference page 14 times.
What’s even crazier? This obviously doesn’t even include all the solo home runs he’s surrendered … and there have been a lot of those.
The job of a reliever in the later innings is to keep runners off the bases, limit home runs and get out of jams. While Green, overall, might be doing that first task fairly well, he’s failing miserably with the latter two, which has cost the Yankees countless games this year.