And after watching the Giants give the Detroit Tigers a lesson on how to win last night in Game 1 of the World Series, I couldn’t help but compare some postseason hitting stats.
And I do not think I need to reiterate just how ugly these three, formally known as sluggers, October numbers were.
Now you are probably wondering where I am going with this?
Than I realized that Zito had just done something that this Yankees trio couldn’t, and that is get an RBI off a rotten Verlander.
Actually the entire Giants team capitalized on Verlander’s bad outing, something the Yankees couldn’t do in ALCS Game 5 even if he was throwing tennis balls at them.
So I compare the three Giants starters batting stats with that of three Yankees sluggers.
Please note that you have been pre-warned that this comparison table is disturbing. But it does paint a picture of how bad things were going for New York at the plate. (all stats are courtesy of MLB.com)
There is nothing more to say about why because the stats paint a picture, loud and clear.