Is it the uniform or does Britton's "sinker" not break as late and as sharp as it did before his Achilles injury? He still looks really good. But that one pitch that I had never seen anything like before in my life hasn't been the same in years, to my eyes.
Here’s an idea: any team that has more than X number of players test positive in a three day window is disqualified from further play. That helps prevent the spread to other teams and puts a lot of pressure on players to avoid situations where they’re likely to get infected.
OK, it will never happen. But I can dream.
I don't think the difference between 84% and 86% is significant, and all of this assumes a league-average batter. it wouldn't take a large difference in batter quality between the current batter and the on-deck batter to flip this around.
Also, if Zach Britton is pitching you probably go for the double play 7 days a week and twice on Sunday, no matter the batters.