Delivering is business as usual for Dobbs
MIAMI — On Friday night, Greg Dobbs delivered a walk-off single in the ninth inning. He followed that up with a key RBI single in the ninth on Sunday.
Two big hits that helped the Marlins win two big games over the weekend.
For Dobbs, it’s business as usual. The left-handed hitting veteran is now tied for second in the big leagues in pinch-hits. Technically, Dobbs’ hit on Friday wasn’t a pinch-hit, because he entered the game earlier as a pinch-hitter and he stayed in the game.
His hit on Sunday against the Mets gives him five pinch hits on the year. Mike Baxter of the Mets leads the Majors with seven.
Dobbs is tied for second in number of pinch hits. Milwaukee’s Norichika Aoki, Houston’s Travis Buck, Cincinnati’s Todd Frazier and San Diego’s Jesus Guzman also have five.
Overall, Dobbs is 5-for-14 (.357) as a pinch-hitter with two RBIs and a run scored.
Since joining the Marlins a year ago, Dobbs has been one of the league’s top pinch-hitters. He is 15-for-41 (.366) with a .386 on-base percentage in the last two years.
His 15 total pinch-hits are tied for the third most in the Majors.
The Marlins record for most pinch-hits in a season is 21, set by Ross Gload in 2009.
— Joe Frisaro