Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Small Sample Size Warni... Nah, Forget It!

David Ortiz is just incredible, really. He hit another game-ending home run for the Red Sox last night, a 3-run homer down by two with one out in the ninth. That makes, apparently 7 walk-off home runs with the Red Sox in the regular season, plus of course two more in the 2004 post-season. (He also hit a walk-off home run for the Twins in 2002. The Twins then released him after that season, to the Red Sox's good fortune.)

Anyway, over at the Sons of Sam Horn website, someone went through the Red Sox game logs and came up with David Ortiz's hitting statistics in "walk-off" situations, defined as a plate appearance in which it is possible to win the game. From the post, these are his statistics since joining the Red Sox in such a situation: [Note: the poster, joyofsox, has a blog, and the info is there too...]
2003: 2-for-5, HR, 2 RBI, BB

2004
RS: 2-for-8, HR, 3 RBI
PS: 3-for-5, 2 HR, 5 RBI, BB

2005: 3-for-3, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 2 BB

2006: 5-for-6, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 2 BB
That makes him 15 for 27 (.555) with 9 HR in those situations. Note that the Red Sox won the game on all of those 15 hits, and in several situations where he walked or got out. (For example, he failed in two attempts to win Game 5 of the 2003 ALCS before getting a game-winning single, and popped out to end the 9th on Game 4 of the 2003 ALCS before his game-winning HR.

Here's the whole list from the post:

Date Opp Inn On Out Score Pitcher Result

2003
06-15 Hou 10 1 1 2-2 Dotel BBI
12 0 0 2-2 Bland 3U (Sox win 3-2 in 14)
07-19 Tor 9 1 2 4-4 Acevado 4-3 (Sox win 5-4 in 10)
07-26 NYY 9 2 2 4-4 Benitez Singles to CF (Sox win 5-4)
08-23 Sea 10 1 1 6-6 Rhodes P6 (Sox win 7-6)
09-23 Bal 10 0 0 5-5 Ainsworth HR (Sox win 6-5)

2004
04-11 Tor 9 1 2 4-4 Kershner F8 at track
12 1 0 4-4 Lopez 2-run HR to LF (Sox win 6-4)
04-15 Bal 9 0 1 7-7 Ryan F8 (Sox lose 12-7 in 11)
05-07 KC 9 0 0 6-6 Macdougal K (Sox win 7-6)
05-29 Sea 9 1 2 4-5 Guardado F8 (Sox lose 5-4)
05-30 Sea 11 0 1 7-7 Putz K (Sox win 9-7 in 12)
06-11 LAD 9 2 0 1-1 Martin Single to right (Sox win 2-1)
09-23 Bal 9 2 2 7-9 Ryan F9 (Sox lose 9-7)

2004 Post-Season
10-08 Ana 10 1 2 6-6 Washburn 2-run HR to LF (Sox win ALDS 8-6)
10-17 NYY 9 3 2 4-4 Rivera P4
12 1 0 4-4 Quantrill 2-run HR to RF (Sox win 6-4 in 12)
10-18 NYY 10 0 0 4-4 Heredia K
12 0 1 4-4 Loaiza BB
14 2 2 4-4 Loaiza Single to CF (Sox win 5-4)

2005
06-02 Bal 9 2 2 3-4 Ryan 3-run HR to CF (Sox win 6-5)
08-30 TB 9 0 1 6-6 Borowski BB (Sox win 7-6)
09-06 LAA 9 0 1 2-2 Shields Solo HR to RF (Sox win 3-2)
09-16 Oak 10 2 1 2-2 Cruz BBI (Sox win 3-2)
09-29 Tor 9 2 1 4-4 Batista Single to LF (Sox win 5-4)

2006
06-11 Tex 9 2 2 2-4 Otsuka 3-run HR to RF (Sox win 5-4)
06-24 Phi 10 1 1 3-3 Gordon 2-run HR to CF (Sox win 5-3)
06-26 Phi 9 0 0 6-6 Cormier 4-1
11 1 1 6-6 Gordon BBI
12 2 2 7-7 Condrey Single to left-center (Sox win 8-7)
07-29 LAA 9 1 1 6-6 Rodriguez BBI
11 2 1 6-6 Romero Single to left (Sox win 7-6)
07-31 Cle 9 2 1 6-8 Carmona 3-run HR to CF (Sox win 9-8)

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