Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Newsletter Excerpt, October 19, 2022 -- "Playoffs 2022: Astros/Yankees Preview"


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"With so many non-hitters and so much good pitching on these rosters, we’re unlikely to see many long rallies. The Yankees led MLB by scoring 51% of their runs on homers; the Astros were fifth at 46%. Each team makes you hit the homer to beat them, too: The Yankees allowed 45% of their runs on homers, the Astros 40%. (MLB average was 39.8%.) The Yankees just played a five-game ALCS in which they got 28 hits and just 17 singles, a bit more than three a game. They are not going to have many rallies."