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Morning Mound Visit: sabermetrics news - 10/30/19

Stephen Strasburg’s postseason bona fides; the Astros in historical context; observations from Game 6

MLB: World Series-Washington Nationals at Houston Astros Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

FanGraphs | Craig Edwards: Stephen Strasburg is the postseason GOAT, it seems. His postseason ERA drops to 1.46, and he has one of the best single-season postseason FIP- ever (his ERA improved but his FIP didn’t with the two home runs). Yet the Nationals, who faced so much adversity throughout the year and years, were finally rewarded as their original ace put them in the spot to potentially win the World Series.

Baseball Prospectus | Matthew Trueblood ($): Are the Astros hitting like the 1927 Yankees? Eh, not really. When you factor in DRC+ which considers things like park factors, they’re hitting more like the 1994 Yankees, who were still a good team! But this is more like a top-ten-to-fifteen offense and not necessarily the greatest of all-time.

The Athletic | Eno Sarris ($): Game 6’s wild, wild ending for the Nationals was really defined by a few moments, from the Adam Eaton bunt in the first inning all the way to the crazy seventh inning with the Weird Call along the first base line.