Comments on: Post-Season Games With 10+ Players With Leverage Index >= 2 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16034 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Evan http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16034/comment-page-1#comment-176719 Tue, 25 Oct 2011 19:59:05 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=16034#comment-176719 JT @7,

I just looked at a few of the games and I think you are underestimating the impact on this type of list of pinch hitters and defensive replacements who only hit once or twice and/or only bat after the 7th inning in a tied or one run game. But, yes, the use of more pitchers was what I was getting at with the modern bias and the use of more pinch hitters was the non-DH bias.

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By: Jon http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16034/comment-page-1#comment-176710 Tue, 25 Oct 2011 19:40:56 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=16034#comment-176710 I was thinking about what factors would make games show up on this list *aside* from being great games. The most obvious one would be extensive use of the bullpen - bringing a large number of pitchers in in high-leverage situations. It would be interesting to check whether the Braves and Mets really were more likely than other teams to go to the bullpen (as indicated by their frequent presence on this list).

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16034/comment-page-1#comment-176709 Tue, 25 Oct 2011 19:40:33 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=16034#comment-176709 I haven't looked at any of the games, but I'd assume increased use of relievers is easily the most important reason for all the recent games. Which Evan hinted at, but I think it's more the use of relievers than simply "more substitutions."

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By: deal http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16034/comment-page-1#comment-176702 Tue, 25 Oct 2011 19:20:32 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=16034#comment-176702 @5

And there are also a LOT more games now. 3 Rounds plus the LCS are both 7 games rather than 7.

I imagine each post season has as many games as 3 or 4 50s era World Series'

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By: Evan http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16034/comment-page-1#comment-176665 Tue, 25 Oct 2011 18:12:40 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=16034#comment-176665 @2,3

The list is biased toward the modern era and games played without the DH because both of these factors tend toward more substitutions, making it easier to get more guys with higher ALI.

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By: sean http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16034/comment-page-1#comment-176660 Tue, 25 Oct 2011 18:02:57 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=16034#comment-176660 regarding that first one on the list--it would be 12 years until Dotel would pitch in another LCS game!

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By: aweb http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16034/comment-page-1#comment-176656 Tue, 25 Oct 2011 17:50:16 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=16034#comment-176656 Does the calculation take into account scoring levels? I'm just wondering why there wasn't a single game to qualify from 1925-1953, and only 3 in the pre-divisional play era. and those three are at the bottom of the list. I suppose modern reliever usage is keeping games closer than they used to be?

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By: Tmckelv http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16034/comment-page-1#comment-176644 Tue, 25 Oct 2011 17:27:01 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=16034#comment-176644 Boy, Atlanta is on there a lot. I know they have a large number of total playoff games, but the Yankees have to have a similar number (I would imagine more) and are only on the list once. Braves have a much higher percentage then they should.

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By: zuke http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16034/comment-page-1#comment-176627 Tue, 25 Oct 2011 16:52:00 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=16034#comment-176627 two games from the '99 nym/atl series -- more evidence that it may have been the best postseason series ever

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