Have you or any pitcher on your team had and 0-2 count on a batter and ended up walking him?
How does this happen? Over confidence maybe? A sign of relief for some pitchers being that are far ahead in the count that they think “hey I got this guy, no biggie?”
The fact of the matter is, pitchers are taught to “waste pitches”.
They get a head in the count and they try that new pitch they haven’t practiced much in the bullpen. Then its 1-2. Still ahead in the count you try another pitch. You try to get him to swing at but it’s far off the plate. No chance of him swinging at all (great idea though because you don’t want to just serve him up on 0-2 either)
But there’s one problem [Read more...]