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Sunday, May 06, 2018

Olney: Have big swings, big flies and big whiffs broken baseball?

This will be the 11th consecutive year that the league-wide K/9 record will be broken and likely will be the first season ever to have more strikeouts than hits.

The sport-wide batting average is dropping, diminishing the number of sustained rallies and perhaps feeding into the hitters’ collective effort to hit homers—and the strikeouts.

“It seems like every night this season, you get a notification on your phone that somebody is taking a no-hitter into the sixth inning,” one staffer said at the ballpark here Saturday.

This was not a baseless observation. According to Langs, there have been 16 no-hit bids of at least six innings this year. There was a total of 24 six-inning no-hit bids in the entire 2017 season.

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