Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Newsletter Excerpt, October 29, 2019 -- "Game Six Pregame"

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"In this World Series, the team to hit more home runs has won every game. Home runs have accounted for 52% of runs scored in the World Series. In the postseason as a whole now, the team to hit more homers in 24-6, and homers have accounted for 44.7% of all runs scored. That almost matches the regular season number. We have had a couple of huge innings without homers in this postseason, dragging down the overall number. I don’t think I would read too much into that. With those rare exceptions, postseason offense is still about scoring as many runs as you can with as few events as you can."