Monday, October 18, 2021

Newsletter Excerpt, October 18, 2021 -- "Four Pop-Ups"


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"Four balls in play, none hit even 80 mph, none hit even 260 feet, but they’re the difference in this series right now. The Dodgers have a higher OBP, a higher slugging, a much better strikeout rate and not a single win, because the Braves have won on the dirt, with better baserunning and defense in the games’ biggest spots."