Hitters have more chances, yes, but it's the same concept. Just different in degree. Say you had a great pinch-hitter who was so bad defensively that
I can't figure out all of the tie breakers. Without there even being a second wild card, and the one game playoff...in 2008, the White Sox had to beat
.850 OPS in August, can't complain.
And moving a roster slot from bullpen to rotation. The effect on the BP is mitigated if starters go longer on average, but there will be more of 'those