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From George: I had this feeling that whenever Cano and Melky played in the same game that both hit better. Are there splits that shows their averages when they were both playing vs. only one or the other?
WasWatching.com: That’s an interesting question. I went to the game logs for each this season, and, according to my quick count, when Cano and Melky both played in a game together, this is how they did:
Cano went 130 for 266 = .355
Melky went 81 for 317 = .256
So, Melky hit better when Cano was not playing. And, Cano was about the same, either way. Then again, we’re dealing with small samples here. I don’t think these results prove or disprove anything.
If anyone else has questions, be sure to send them in!