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chicken

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Best point I heard from Smoltz last night


Early in the game, he was commenting that in an extended series, the hitters keep seeing the same relievers, and they really start to get a bead on them. He cited some crazy numbers I don't remember in detail, but it was something like the batting average the first time the hitter sees a reliever: 0.174, second time 0.225, third time 0.305, fourth time 0.375. He said that because of that, whichever starter could last longer may tell the tale. The other factor that occurred to me is that because Fried had been pulled early in game 2, the Astros really hadn't gotten but so much of a look at him, particularly his better stuff. Meanwhile, the Braves had seen plenty of Garcia. So, when Fried settled in and started showing his best stuff, I thought to myself that we'd see if Smotlzy turned out to be right. Then, of course, right on cue, the Braves started touching up Garcia. When he got pulled, the Smoltz forecast unfolded right before our eyes.
[Post edited by chicken at 11/03/2021 10:12AM]

Posted: 11/03/2021 at 10:01AM



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