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6/5/18 6:17 PM Quote
Atlanta won two of three in Cincinnati (5-3,5-6,5-3).

This three game series represents exactly one/fifty-fourth of a full season for each team.

The player representation within those three contests can now be measured as though it was a microcosm of a full season, as we multiply their stats by 54 and see where we are at.

The strat-o-casted presentation of the series opener (see Lau/Hriniak Replay Center) discussed how important it is to properly regulate relief pitchers such as Gene Garber and Steve Bedrosian, who are critical to the success of the 1982 Braves, whose otherwise below average pitching corps relies heavily on their availability to maximize the innings pitched by their best pitchers in game simulations.

The checks, balances, and quirks inherent in the pitcher regulations we use produced interesting outcomes for Garber and Bedrosian.

Garber pitched two perfect frames in saving game one. In game two, Garber gave up hits to the first two hitters he faced, knocking him out of the game due to a very high fraction-settling d1000 roll upon that second qualifier. Garber was credited with one-third innings pitched due to a caught stealing.

So that left Garber at 2.1 innings pitched for this series, as he became ineligible for game three because 1982 relievers may not appear in more than two straight games as part of the Pitcher regulation.

Bedrosian--incredibly--was not selected from the pitcher regulation tables in any of the three games. Yet, he ended up pitching 2.1 innings in game two because the Braves had used up their five bullpenners selected from the regualtion tables. Bedrosian then became the pitcher selected by dice roll probability when Atlanta went to their sixth reliever.

So Garber and Bedrosian both pitched 2.1 innings in this three game series.

2.1 innings (literally 2.333, of course) multiplied by 54 (three games played times 54 equals 162 games) gives us a 126 relief innings pitched pace for both Garber and Bedrosian.

Garber pitched 119 Innings in reality in 1982--all in relief.
Bedrosian pitched 122 innings in relief in reality in 1982.

Very, very close pace to their real life outcomes.

Player regulation in my game is contained entirely within a three game series vacuum. Technically, this means that pitchers can actually appear in four games in a row when stringing each series together. While this is true, it is also true that pitchers cannot appear in more than two of every three games on average.

Garber was harnessed by the Yank Number rule in game two and disqualified by the no-more-than-two-straight-games rule which applied to him in game three.

Bedrosian was not selected by the probability dice rolls in any of the three games, not even game three when he became a near certainty for selection due to the elimination of both Garber and Moore from the relief pool due to previously mentioned regulation.

Yet, Bedrosian gets in game two as the sixth reliever (in-game selection from pitcher regulation tables as opposed to the pregame regulation which selects five relievers).

Checks, balances, and quirks working to perfection. So far, so good is all I can say at this time.

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