Re: The Color of Clutch
Originally Posted by camisadelgolf
I think part of the problem is that people are calling it 'clutch'. I prefer to simply call it situational hitting. If a runner is on 2nd with no outs, the hitter's going to get different pitches to hit than if there were a runner on 1st with one out. Some players hit certain pitches better than others, and I think that has more of an effect.
A bigger problem is clutch has been defined as only a hitting attribute. It never seems to be mentioned about pitchers.
“I’ll just take my walk,” he said, to laughter. One reporter followed up that Hamilton might be able to score from first on a single. “If he does, that’s great. Isn’t that crazy? Think about that: I hit a single and got an RBI. Like I said, crude stat, right?”