Late show: MLB postseason games stretch to record length

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don’t be surprised if you doze off during one of these World Series games, wake up and discover they’re not even at the seventh-inning stretch.
With managers and pitching coaches walking to the mound earlier and more often in another postseason of record game times, Justin Verlander is the lone throwback.
Verlander pitched the only complete game during the playoffs, when the average time of a nine-inning game stretched to a sometimes thrilling but often annoying 3 hours, 32 minutes, up seven minutes from last year and 18 from 2015.
“There are the outliers, there are guys like me who can still go deep in games,” the Houston ace said as he prepared to start Game 2 against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night.

Original published: 2017-10-24 03:12:00 Read the full Houston News here

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