Hits Per Run measures the average number of hits a team has for each run scored. On average, teams generally have two hits for each run scored. Teams that deviate far away from two usually have either high efficiency (lower number) or very efficiency (high number). Team opponent hits per run is not a commonly used statistic but can be used to represent various aspects of a team's pitching staff. It is found simply by taking hits allowed and dividing by runs allowed.
More about Team Opponent Hits Per Run
Pitching staffs with a high team opponent hits per run can be reflective of a number of possible factors. For example, they may be less likely to allow more extra base hits. They may also allow fewer runners to reach base via a walk or hits batsman. Finally, they also may be more likely to strand runners who reach base after a hit or walk. The best pitching staffs have a high team opponent hits per run due to one or more of the above factors.