USA TODAY Sports’ Bob Nightengale explains how MLB stats are at a record setting pace. USA TODAY
Major League Baseball’s current run-scoring environment is haven or hellscape, the preferred definition likely hinging on whether you throw a ball or swing a bat for a living.
At this point, with the season not yet halfway done, it’s simpler just to get to the absolutes:
The record for league-wide home runs will be obliterated.
At least three teams should sail past the Yankees’ record – just a year old – for most team homers in a season.
More runs will be scored per game (currently 4.8 per team) than at any time since 2007.