Giants Win: Defense, Starting Pitching, Relief Pitching, and Team Strikeout Rate
Rangers Win: Team Walk Rate, Offense, and Baserunning
The ‘batting runs’ stat is from the FanGraphs’ value page. They are park-adjusted, so I like them better than the straight wOBAs, which aren’t. I still scratch my head sometimes when I check out the defensive numbers for this year’s squad. I’m getting to the point where I’m going to treat it like sausage. I don’t care how it’s made, it’s delicious*. I’ll post the data table in the comments if anyone wants a closer look at the numbers.
* New Slogan: There’s Rat Lips Inside