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4/8/09

Twins-Mariners 6-5

There were a lot written about last night's game. It was indeed a game for the ages. I am sure that there is not a single Twins' blog or newspaper site that does not have a myriad of descriptions for the game, so I will not add to them. What I will add is the following, because a picture is worth more than 1000 words:



This is the win probability graph from fangraphs.com that shows the swing in the game in the 9th inning. Fangraphs has a live scoreboard that gives live graphs like the one above with win probability updated with each at bat. If you are not familiar with the site, it is a very enriching way to follow the game!

The third game of the series is tonight and Kevin Slowey is facing Twins' alum Carlos Silva.

2 comments:

Marv said...

Recently got back from tonight's game. Slowey was not 100% and got the win. Good for him! He'll almost certainly drop a few he should have won.
Love the graph. Indeed Casilla's at bat last night would measure as 'critical' to anyone who appreciates the game of baseball.
I'll have to check fangraphs.com a little more thoroughly.
Thanks thry

thrylos98 said...

No problem. It's a great way to watch the game live and see those variations as they happen.

I think that Slowey had a good case of nerves last night. Hopefully he is done with it.

And the Twins are in 1st place and the Indians are winless...