You set him up, he'll knock 'em in.
"He" of course, is Red Sox outfielder Jeremy Hermida who is filling in admirably for the injured Jacoby Ellsbury in Boston's left field. While his .227 batting average doesn't — and shouldn't — impress anyone, his numbers when he has ducks on the pond are pretty impressive.
Hermida's batting .300 (9-for-30) with 20 RBIs with runners in scoring position, and .412 (7-for-17) with runners in scoring position with two outs. Tied with Kevin Youkilis for third on the team in RBIs with 22, Hermida has five RBIs in five games against the Yankees this season and 12 RBIs in 13 May contests.
With Ellsbury and center fielder Mike Cameron due to return soon, Hermida will once again return to the bench where hopefully his run-producing stick will stay hot as a late-inning pinch hitter.