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Year of the Pitcher

The MLB Playoffs have only been in play for two days, but that is long enough to figure out that this is the year. The year of the pitcher.

So far, we've seen two phenomenal pitching performances by Roy Halladay, who threw just the second no-hitter in the history of the league's post-season and a complete game shutout by Tim Lincecum, who only allowed two hits while striking out 14, the most since 2000 when Roger Clemens had 15.

What gives though?

Are hitters struggling because they aren't using steroids?

Are pitchers getting better because of a lack of performance enhancing drugs used by hitters?

The answer to both of these is yes. It's a run-off effect.

This season...

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