A quick but interesting read discussing a new era in baseball. Describes it as a game that favors the pitcher (somewhat obvious). I think this justifies why the Reds' pitching staff has done so well, and they're not simply just getting lucky. Especially considering how they performed during the latest road trip.
And unless a serious upgrade can happen to our pitching corps without any other area taking a significant hit, I think we are set for a while.
It also may give insight to how marginally average hitters (i.e. Stubbs) suffer even more in today's game. But also know that although it does not flat out say it, it makes hitters like Votto stand out even more considering league averages and ERAs.
And this type of baseball is just as if not more exciting to watch than the "Steroid Era". It's almost poetic watching the pitcher take a lap around the mound while the infield throws around the horn after a strikeout, especially in late game or high leverage situations. Turns a great game into a great story and keeps the crowd on the edge of their seat.
Just trying to make some worthwhile discussion while the tumbleweeds roll through the Redszone until Friday.