Ah, this little tidbit from Jayson Stark of ESPN.com is like a ray of sunshine. . .if I were a vampire. Here's what Mr. Stark had to say:
“If all games ended after six innings, those NL East standings would look a whole lot different. If games were six innings, the Mets would be leading this division by 11½ games...Thanks to the best closer in baseball this year, Brad Lidge, the Phillies are 75-0 when they lead after eight innings.”
Thanks Mr. Stark. I feel the urge to put my head through a wall.