Thursday, July 19, 2012

About Baseball (short)

Old man gripe time; Can't a pitcher who is in seventh or eigth inning of a shutout be allowed to finished the game, ever? There used to be a pitch count of about 120 that they were limited to. Then it became 100. But there are guys getting pulled after 85 pitches and it seems like it is justified by the need to give relief pitchers save opportunities or just the need to give Relievers some work even in non-save situations. And if the guy on the mound is tossing a shutout, who in the bullpen is going to be any better than that?

There's a lot of blown saves in a season. I'm thinking half of those games could have been just as badly lost by the starter...


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