Thesis: We suck with 2 Out RISP.
So I made a comment early: I do think we are pressing at the plate. Earlier in the season we had more patience and really worked over a pitcher. It seemed like we couldn't score the first or second time through, but the third round came up...hammer time. Now days we swing for the fences early and often and get a bunch of early runs, but the pitchers realize we are being over aggressive and get us to chase the rest of the way.
I started digging for statistics that would prove my point. While I couldn't find what I was looking for, I did find at least one horrid team statistic. We are 104-451 with two outs & RISP. Good for a .231AVE/.342OBP/.377SLG/.718OPS
Rickie Weeks 6-44 .136AVE/.240OBP/.159SLG
Craig Counsell 3-22 .136/.296/.227
Geoff Jenkins 5-26 .192/.344/.269
Feeling sick yet?
Kevin Mench 7-33 .212/.278/.515
Johnny Estrada 11-48 .229/.260/.313
JJ Hardy 10-42 .238/.319/.381
Get a bucket nearby
Bill Hall 8-33 .242/.432/.364
At least Hall gets on base
Prince Fielder 9-37 .243/.404/.324
Thats right, a .324 SLG%. Didn't expect Prince to be on this list did you?
~~~Getting it done:~~~
Tony Graffanino 7-28 .259/.394/.407
His total line is .238/.315/.390
Corey Hart 10-38 .263/.404/.553
Damian Miller 6-22 .273/.304/.455
Tony Gwynn Jr. 4-10 .400/.500/.500
~~~The Hebrew Hammer:~~~
Ryan Braun 10-28 .357/.438/.714
Unreal...3 homeruns while Princes has none
I doubt this team can go anywhere in the playoffs if they don't start to hit in pressure situations. I'm not really sure how this compares to other teams, but it seems pretty awful to me. Our MVP should definitely be doing much better in this situation. These are the spots were an MVP is supposed to thrive.
Link to where I found the stats.