SI Insider: Another Good Year For Pitchers, But Not For Game Length

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While we may not know who will be crowned the World Series champion this season, we do know who won the regular season: pitchers.

That's what SI senior writer Tom Verducci believes, as this short season has seen record lows in batting average and hits per game and an overall increase in strikeouts per nine innings.

All that said, fewer balls in play usually means one bad thing for baseball: longer games. Even with no fans in the stands and new game-quickening rules in place in this shortened season, baseball has hit an all-time record for average game length.

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