Found June 15, 2013 on Indians Baseball Insider:
Basking in the Indians third consecutive win, a quick rebound from an absolutely horrendous stretch, the Indians peak and valley tendencies have shown their ugly head. And as with many streaks, when it rained it poured, something which we can actually see manifested statistically in BABIP. Over the last fourteen games the Tribe’s offense posted a BABIP of .275 (23rd in baseball over that stretch) and their BABIP so far this season is .305. In terms of pitching, the gap is an equally daunting BABIP against at .307 over the last fourteen games. While many pieces of the Indians losing streak were just pure bad performance, there were a few signs that showed that they just could not get a break. In a way BABIP served to add some quantification. A lot of times you can see these sort of deflation/inflation’s in BABIP. Anecdotally, it was pretty obvious during Nick Swisher’s recent o-fer that it was more driven by an unlucky limited sample than a collection of below average at bats. Digres...
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