Everyone knows the Yankees and Red Sox play marathon games, but over at Market Watch, Sam Mamudi figures out who plays the shortest:
Among clubs that have played each other at least six times this season, the shortest average for a nine-inning game is from meetings between the Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants, calculated at 2:27. Interleague contests between the Seattle Mariners and the San Diego Padres also came in under two and a half hours, clocking an average of 2:29. The third shortest matchup this season is between the Giants and Philadelphia Phillies; those games last an average of 2:32.
Overall, the White Sox play in the shortest games regardless of opponent, with an average of 2:43. Adam Dunn strikes out quickly, you see.
And yes, most of the short-game teams are low-scoring teams. It ain’t all about mound visits and long delays between pitches.