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Thursday, October 28, 2010
Are Game 2 starters closer than they look?

Dave Cameron on our Game 2 starters:
The similarities will be more than subtle; they'll be unrecognizable unless both pitchers give up two or three fly balls that die on the warning track.

This is one of those times when statistics really don't do us any good. Has Matt Cain discovered the secret to thriving despite underlying statistics that say he shouldn't? Perhaps. Can C.J. continue, next season and beyond, to give up so few home runs? Perhaps.

But either way, none of that's going to show up tonight. Tonight, it'll just be a couple of talented young men trying to make good pitches, and a bunch of talented young (and middle-aged) men trying to hit them. As Cameron says, it should be fun.