This MLB Season Could Be the Worst we’ve Seen in Years

Baseball is a game that takes a lot of time to watch. Sure, once a ball is put into play, it can take anywhere from 20 seconds to a couple of minutes at the most to see what happens. But with so many breaks in between pitches and players constantly stepping out of the box, it’s not uncommon for even a quick game to last over three hours.

The 2019 MLB season has had its fair share of slow games — but none as slow as the one on May 7th between the Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox. The game lasted 19 innings and took over 6 hours and 45 minutes to complete. It was finally won by the Red Sox 3-1 — but neither team was able to hit well throughout the entire game, and it was one of only two games in which both teams failed to score more than 2 runs each since 1900.

It’s hard enough to make baseball interesting for die-hard fans who show up regardless of whether or not their team is winning, much less get casual fans interested in the sport when they tune in every once in awhile. But the 2019 MLB season could end up being one of the worst seasons we’ve seen in years — especially if teams keep playing games like this one!

It’s been a rough year for baseball.

As the 2016 MLB season draws to a close, it’s clear that this is one of the worst seasons in recent history. With just three weeks left, we’ve only seen six no-hitters—the lowest total since 2012. At this pace, this season will be just the second since 1990 with fewer than seven no-hitters. This comes on the heels of a 2015 season in which we saw seven no-hitters—the most since 1892.

Perhaps even more alarming, we’ve only seen one inside-the-park home run all season. Since 1975, there have been at least two ITPHRs every year (except for 1982 and 1991). This year, we’re on pace for just 1.4 ITPHRs—fewer than any season in modern history. The most recent time we saw an ITPHR rate so low was all the way back in 1914—when Babe Ruth was a pitcher and Ty Cobb was playing centerfield.

Thankfully, not everything is as bad as it seems. Last week, we had three triple plays in one day—the first time that’s ever happened in MLB history. And

The MLB season is off to a rough start and the league needs to do something about it.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, this season has been one of the worst offensive years in over 100 years of play. The average team’s batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage are all sitting below .250. On top of that, there have been an average of 7.32 strikeouts per game. This number is shockingly high and it proves that something needs to change before the MLB becomes boring to watch.

Last year, teams averaged 4.48 runs per game while hitting .254 as a league with an on-base percentage of .318 and slugging percentage of .409. But this year teams are averaging just 4.18 runs per game with a batting average of .245, on-base percentage of .312, and a slugging percentage of .398. These numbers are simply unacceptable and are ruining the game for fans all around the world!

The Toronto Blue Jays have been a key contributor to these terrible statistics by leading the league with 1,185 strikeouts in just 118 games played so far this year! They’re also dead last in batting average (.225) and second from last in slugging percentage (.359). No wonder they’re

With the All-Star break upon us, we’re about to enter the dog days of summer, when MLB teams really start to separate themselves from the pack and reveal who the serious contenders are. Or at least that’s how it usually goes.

This year, however, it’s been almost impossible to tell who’s for real and who isn’t. Going into Wednesday night’s action, there were just two teams in all of baseball with winning percentages over .600. Just two! That’s a full 31 percent fewer than at this point last year (when there were three), which was itself a historically bad season for good baseball.

For much of this year, it looked like our national pastime had devolved into the national no-time: Major League Baseball teams were on pace to set a record for the lowest scoring season in baseball history. But a little bit of life was breathed back into offenses during June—and nowhere more so than at Coors Field in Denver: In a three-game series against the Padres, the Rockies scored 46 runs, including 23 in one game alone, which tied an all-time record for most runs scored by a team in a single game since 1900.

As of Monday morning, the average MLB game takes 3 hours and 3 minutes to play. That’s nine minutes longer than last year, and a record high. Sure, there have been some extra inning games this season that are dragging up the average, but that’s not the real problem. The real problem is that games are taking longer throughout all nine innings.

Last year, for example, each game averaged about 25 pitches per half-inning. This season that number has gone up to 27 pitches per half-inning, an eight percent increase. But even without the extra innings, games are still taking longer to complete this season than last season.

That means we’re seeing more pitches per game on average (106 more in total), which means that pitchers aren’t throwing as many innings throughout their careers. So far this season Justin Verlander has thrown 125 innings; last year he threw 218 innings over 35 starts during the regular season.

But this isn’t just Verlander’s problem – it’s a trend among every single starting pitcher in baseball. In fact, Verlander is one of only three starting pitchers who have taken the mound more than 150 times in their careers since 1990 (the other two are

There’s no doubt that this season has been nothing short of a disaster for fans, players, and league officials.

With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging in many areas, teams are finding it increasingly difficult to keep their rosters healthy. As of August 2nd, the Miami Marlins have been forced to postpone six games due to an outbreak that saw 17 members of their organization test positive for COVID-19. In response to this (and other outbreaks across various teams), the MLB has decided that all games scheduled through September 26th will now be played without fans in attendance.

The league also announced that they would implement additional safety measures such as requiring all players and staff wear masks when not on the field or dugout and conducting daily coronavirus testing for everyone involved in each stadium’s operations; however, these changes were met with some skepticism from those who felt they didn’t go far enough — including some players themselves like Trevor Bauer who argued on Twitter: “I want to play baseball!! But I also want us to be smart about how we do it.”

0-0, top of 2nd: With 2 outs in the 2nd inning, the Rockies are in an early hole. Kyle Freeland has managed to give up a walk and a hit, but he’s been able to keep the shutout alive.

0-0, bottom of 3rd: The Padres have had men on base in every inning, but they’ve yet to capitalize on any. The Padres have managed to keep the score tied at 0 while stranding 5 runners thus far.

1-1, bottom of 6th: After back-to-back singles by Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story, Daniel Murphy hits a 3 run homerun to put Colorado up 4-1. After a single and a walk, the Padres have brought in Robbie Erlin to relieve Luis Perdomo.

5-3, bottom of 7th: After giving up runs in both the 6th and 7th innings, San Diego Manager Andy Green has replaced Robbie Erlin with Craig Stammen. With 1 out and 2 runners on base and Greg Holland coming into pitch for Colorado, Eric Hosmer steps up to bat for Hunter Renfroe.

5-4, end of 8th: With two runners on base, Eric Hosmer

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