When you K 10-17 times a game it affects the wins and losses
The AL team with the record for most strikeouts in a season all-time (2012 A's) went 94-68.
The NL team with the record for most strikeouts in a season all-time (2010 Diamondbacks) went 65-97.
Additionally, there has been ZERO correlation found that shows a strikeout reduces or improves win expectancy over the course of a 162 game season.
A divergent of a couple here and there won't hurt us against good pitchers but we can't keep having double digit K games and a lack of clutch hitting.
Our strikeout rate was almost exactly the same during our 12-1 start as it has been during our current 9-15 stretch.
Those 2 things combined will doom us regardless if our pitching is lights out, which it hasn't been.
It was lights out early and has fallen off in recent weeks, which is the real reason for our struggles, not the K rate that has been a constant since game 1.
We went out and tried to make an un-clutch offense that had a history of .200 hitters better by signing more hitters that strikeout and seem to be hitting less than .200. And we don't have a Chipper Jones in the lineup that was at least semi clutch even at 40.
The most clutch player on our team last year was Dan Uggla LINK
Who are the .200 hitters we had last year and who are the ones we went out and signed?