From: Fishers Indiana
Oh my GOD,
What is happening TO MY THREAD?!!
Your fault since you didn't want to educate me on baseball and other American oddities.
OK, Orm, lesson #2: In a majority of 9-inning baseball games, you should only use one pitcher or possibly two. A starter and a relief ((closer) as in close the door), if needed.
Yes. I actually got that part. But as I understand it a baseball team has several starter pitchers because the games are so close that they need to rest between the games. What I am asking is why not use all the starter pitchers in each game for around 2 innings? Would they then not be fresh for next game even if the rest between the games is short.
Do remember that I know very little about real baseball since I live in Europe and no baseball here for me to watch. So please be kind to me in my ignorance about baseball.
Wow. I have to admit I'm stymied by parts of that question in all seriousness.
OK. I've never thought of using pitchers like that. That's "outside the box" for me, as an American, partly because "that's just the way it's done." And I think at a pro level, well, any level really, you expect your pitcher to be good for a certain amt. of pitches that day. I see where you're going with that line of reasoning, but I would want 1 or 2 completely fresh pitchers instead of 4-5 at 80%.
I know it may seem strange, but throwing the ball that hard 70, 80, 90 times a day can be PAINFUL. So resting a pitcher for a few days is crucial.
Man I hope I didn't cloud the issue for you. This is challenging in a good way.
Does that help?
I have a subtle and cunning plan.