The guys aren't the only ones swinging bats in the spring. You can follow the squad throughout the season and even get the latest on recruiting.
By ballcoach15
#550807 I know it, but have never mentioned it. I am sure TF knows it also. I think 8 warm-up pitches are too many, after 1st inning
By SumItUp
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ballcoach15 wrote:I think 8 warm-up pitches are too many, after 1st inning


I'm glad you're not coaching baseball players.
By olldflame
#550809
ballcoach15 wrote:I know it, but have never mentioned it. I am sure TF knows it also. I think 8 warm-up pitches are too many, after 1st inning



Yeah, right. We don't have enough Tommy John injuries as it is. :roll:
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By Purple Haize
#550835
SumItUp wrote:
ballcoach15 wrote:I think 8 warm-up pitches are too many, after 1st inning


I'm glad you're not coaching players.


FIFY
By ballcoach15
#550839 If starting pitcher throws a complete game and his official pitch count is 100 pitches, add warm-up pitches and he's thrown 172 .
By olldflame
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ballcoach15 wrote:If starting pitcher throws a complete game and his official pitch count is 100 pitches, add warm-up pitches and he's thrown 172 .



No he hasn't. Warmup pitches are not thrown at 100%. Trying to pitch overhand at full bore in a game without sufficient warmup is an injury waiting to happen. 8 is not a required number, it is the maximum. If the pitcher feels he is ready after 4 or 5, he can say he is ready and the inning will start. When a pitcher enters the game as a result of an injury, he gets as many warmups as he needs.
By olldflame
#551303 The point they make about the short reaction time batters have in softball is the reason Julia has been so dominant with her change-up recently. If you can make that pitch with the same motion as the rise-ball and throw it for strikes, batters have a real problem on their hands.
By ballcoach15
#551306 I have noticed here in SC that TV holds up pace of play. Every inning the pitcher, batter and umpire are ready to play but the TV guy is still in field awaiting signal from TV to start play.
By JK37
#551318 That is true. ESPN/NCAA sold more advertising for these games.
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By Sly Fox
#551336 That is a healthy sign for the sport.