Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Newsletter Excerpt, October 11, 2022 -- "Playoffs 2022: NYY/CLE Preview"


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"One Big Question: Will the running game matter? The Guardians were second in the AL in steals and attempts. The Yankees allowed fewer steal attempts than all but a few teams allowed steals. They allowed the fewest steals, 40, in the league, and threw out the highest percentage of attempted basestealers, 36%. The Guardians probably need to squeeze a few runs from this battle to win the series."