Pitching once again will be deciding factor
Several of the scheduled pitching matchups in the playoffs offer the possibility of an excellent duel?
One way to do so is to look at the Average Game Scores of the scheduled starters. Game Scores is a number created by Bill James that measures the quality of a start. Something truly outstanding, like a no-hitter with ten strikeouts, is going to get a pitcher a GS of 100 or so. Getting plastered for six runs in a third of an inning will, naturally, result in something considerably less. ESPN.com keeps track of this stat and posts it at the bottom of every box score. We also keep a running average on how the pitcher is faring. It is calculated this way:
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