from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To rasp; file.
- To rub or grate (hard bodies, as the teeth) together.
- n. A rasp.
- n. A bush or branch; a twig.
- n. The green stalks collectively of growing peas or potatoes.
- n. Coarse grass that grows on marshy ground.
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I would take several over Greene on defense, Ozzie and Templeton come to mind, and Greene’s atrocious numbers in clutch situations such as RISP (.247 career and .145 in 2008) and RISP with 2 outs (.199 career and .065 in 2008) and with 2 strikes or 2 outs are enough to push him down the list on offense.
Minnesota finished the series 2 for 18 (.222) RISP with one RBI.
Even last season, when he lost 40 points off his batting average, Jones was getting plenty of opportunities to hit with runners in scoring position (his 173 at-bats with RISP was fifth in the National League last season).
I think, without checking them, that the RISP numbers for both teams are pretty awful.
However, they have had mixed results with runners in scoring position (RISP) during the postseason.
I was booing Buddy Blacks call to bunt Gerut our hottest hitter, esp w/ RISP, and probably the failure to execute.
I enjoy asking them if striking out with RISP is really worth 9 million.
April 17, 2008 at 10:57 pm we need Bardo and his RISP magic to work now.
For all the talk about lack of timely hitting, the club is batting an almost bearable .246/.294/.383 with RISP.
Last year, opponents hit .266/.343/.391 against Padres pitchers with RISP.
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