Wharton93 wrote:His BABIP is .076; typical for a hitter is closer .290. He is, in additional to facing some very tough pitchers, experiencing a bit of bad luck. AJ Burnett gave up 3 hits last night--lots of oh-fers.
That's a bit misleading--Burnett was having some serious control issues early in that game, the Royals loaded the bases in both the 2nd and 3rd innings, just couldn't get a clutch hit. In fact, Gordon was the guy who ended the 3rd inning, I'm sure everyone in the park was delighted he was the guy at bat. If Gordon gets a hit there then the entire game is probably different; instead it was really over at that point, and Burnett started getting into a groove after that.