From David Schoenfield at ESPN.com on October 2, 2018:
Leadoff home runs, short leashes for starting pitchers and multi-inning relief weapons. This ain’t your father’s postseason. So what does October baseball look like in 2018? As the monthlong tournament of drama, tension and heroes unfolds, we dive into the trends shaping the game.
Here is an October blueprint of sorts and a look at how changes that are impacting the modern game are playing out this October, with a tip of the cap to Evan Wildstein of ESPN Stats & Info for research help.
Read the full article here: http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/24782725/an-october-blueprint-playoff-baseball-looks-2018
Originally published: October 11, 2018. Last Updated: October 11, 2018.