Danny Espinosa picked a great time for his second hit to right field as a right-handed hitter in 2016
As a switch-hitting utility infielder, Danny Espinosa is a valuable commodity for the Nationals. In 2016, he recorded 108 hits on the campaign -- 84 against right-handed pitchers, and 24 against lefties.
In Thursday's National League Division Series Game 5 showdown with the Dodgers, Espinosa gave the Nats an early 1-0 lead on an RBI single to right field (his first postseason RBI, too) against lefty Rich Hill. No big deal, right? Wrong:
Danny Espinosa's spray chart as a right-handed hitter this year. He had 1 hit to right field. pic.twitter.com/qVotSjWy05- #Statcast (@statcast) October 14, 2016
The fun facts get better, too:
As a right-handed batter, Danny Espinosa got one hit to right field this season (coincidentally, vs. LAD). Just got a huge one right there.- Andrew Simon (@AndrewSimonMLB) October 14, 2016
Just two hits to right field as a right-handed hitter all season? And the lone other hit was also against the Dodgers?
Baseball is strange sometimes.