The events of the past couple of weeks in Yankeeland have set me to wondering whether its become harder over the past decade for visiting teams to win games decided in the 9th inning or later. With the offensive explosion of the 90s–especially in the home run department–it just seems to me that there’s even more pressure on a visiting pitcher in a late inning tie situation, where one pitch can end a game. This pressure has always existed, of course, but it just seems that it’s intensified these days. I wonder whether there’s a sabrite who’s tackled this.
Posted by YF on 8/4/2003 04:35:02 PM