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Old 07-09-2012, 09:31 AM   #537
houghtam
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Originally Posted by Beantown Bronco View Post
At a pitch per minute pace, a perfect game would still take 3+ hrs.
Come on, you know that doesn't happen.

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CHA 2, TOR 0 (13 innings): 3:55
CHA 2, TOR 0: 2:25
PIT 3, SFG 1: 2:25
STL 3, MIA 2: 2:29
LAA 3, BAL 0: 2:20
BAL 3, LAA 2: 2:47
MIA 3, STL 2: 3:11
Those are the low scoring games from the past three days. Notice how 5 of the 7 are under 3 hours. Notice also how one of the 3+ hour games went 13 innings.

Additionally, let's take a look at the no-hitters this season: Jared Weaver's took 2:28, and his team scored 9 runs. Phillip Humber's took 2:17. Hell, the SEA vs. LAN no-hitter only took 2:47, and the Mariners changed pitchers 5 times!

I stand by my statement. High-scoring games have a much bigger effect on game length than anything else.
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