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09-20-2012, 10:02 PM
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Normally I bristle at the stat-geek approach, but run difference isn't something that's one of these new-age invented stats like CORSI/Fenwick in hockey or some of the Sabremetric stuff in baseball. It honestly is bizarre to win such a majority of the close/extra inning games, doubly so with a minimal run difference over that many games.

I do think the impact of Showalter has to be acknowledged in close games though. He's one of the rare baseball managers that makes a tangible impact, at least early in his tenures.

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