Re: Baseball by the book:Plate Discipline
Originally Posted by flyer85
the argument I have seen posited is seeing more pitches gets you into the middle relief of the opposing team. For teams with decent starters and little depth in the pen that would be a good thing. Against other teams with marginal starters and a good relief corps it would not seem to help.
Outside of the last game of a series, it is a good strategy to get to an opponent's bullpen early in order to limit the the availability of arms for the next game.
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