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De-bunking the "Rangers aren't clutch" myth

One of the things I've been hearing a lot lately is that the Rangers' offensive problems aren't that they aren't is that they aren't getting "timely hitting." They aren't hitting in clutch situations.

The stats, however, don't bear that out. The Rangers are hitting .300/.379/.488 with RISP, and in that situation, rank 2nd in OPS, 3rd in batting average, 2nd in slugging, and 5th in OBP.

In close and late situations, the Rangers are hitting .299/.376/.499, ranking 3rd in the majors in OPS, batting average, OBP, and slugging in those situations.

If you want to complain about the offense, that's fine...there are plenty of things to complaing about there.

But to complain that the offense is struggling because of a lack of "timely" hitting, or "clutch" hitting, is nonsense.