ROB = Runners on Base
IBB = Intentional Base on Balls
Code:Name ROB IBB Pujols 374 32 Votto 319 4 Gonzalz 285 5
A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.
He's only .015 points above CarGo. I could easily see him dropping his BA in the last month.
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Also, he isn't that close to even qualifying. Braves have played 130 games, which means he would need 403 PA to qualify. He's at 360 PA. By the end of the season he will need at least 502 PA. It comes out to 4.44 PA per game for the rest of the season. That doesn't sound like much, but that means he can't really afford to miss any games or he risks not qualifying.
And he's definitely not going to qualify soon as you said.
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Last edited by scott91575; 08-30-2010 at 07:57 PM.
I don't think Bobby is going to bench his best player for Troy Glaus.
Why would Bobby Cox rest his leadoff hitter if he is still getting the job done. It's not like they are out of the playoff race or so far ahead they have the division clinched. Infante will probably play daily as long as the race is close in the eastern division. 4.4 PA's per game is not much. He had 5 PA's last night. It's easy to get 4 PA's at the leadoff spot because unless your team has just had a perfect game thrown at it or if you are the home team and only need to play 8 innings, the leadoff hitter will almost always get 4 PA's. Turn over the lineup once (9 players get on base) which isn't an uncommon occurence, and the leadoff hitter gets 5 PA's. Infante might not get to ecactly or exceed 502 PA's but if not he will likely be very close. A lot closer than 20 less.
He had 2 hits out of 4 AB's last night. If he hit .300 with the remaining PA's/AB's needed he would still be at .330 by the end of the year. It would be disappointing for sure for a triple crown to be lost in this manner, especially if hittless AB'sare added on to get Infante to the required PA's and he still wins the batting title.