It seems that every day a player comes off the bench with runners in scoring position for a game-winning hit. Are these walkoffs in baseball becoming more statistically common? They are usually followed by an energy drink shower or celebratory pie in the face.
Looking at numbers for the current season. The pinch hitter has always been part of the game but now we see offensive substitutions in almost every game that is tied or goes into extra innings. It could be a reaction to relievers being chosen out of the bullpen to counter expected lineups.