MLB debuts new extra innings rule: Shohei Ohtani makes history, but A’s walk off on grand slam home run

A new chapter was added in the history of Sports when MLB rule or the Major League Baseball’s new extra innings rule was applied for the first time. The rule helps in speeding the game, as it did this season. The rule puts a runner at second base to start each extra half inning and had to be applied to save extra innings in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jason Castro, Liam Hendriks, Shohei Ohtani together made the extra innings rule possible to be applied to the game.

Amidst the run expectancy numbers, the runner on second with no outs has a 61.4 % chance of scoring. The percentage goes higher up at 66 percent for the runner at third with one out.

After a bunt and a walk intentional of a double play setting, the percentage goes 62.4 percent for runners at the corner, one out.

The net gain remained at one percent point, but the extra innings rule has indeed sparked different opinions from all. The rule would apparently be used for this year’s regular season only, followed by scraping of it in 2021.

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