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Pitching from the stretch with no runners on (Original Post) Casady1 Oct 2021 OP
I would think that would favor the hitters.....and thus prolong the game even longer. OAITW r.2.0 Oct 2021 #1
It adds velocity to the pitch Clash City Rocker Oct 2021 #2
How? ProfessorGAC Oct 2021 #3

Clash City Rocker

(3,406 posts)
2. It adds velocity to the pitch
Sun Oct 10, 2021, 05:05 PM
Oct 2021

Why would it favor the hitter?

Edit: it also makes it harder for the hitter to see the ball as it leaves the pitcher’s hand, thus making it tougher to know what pitch is coming.

ProfessorGAC

(66,659 posts)
3. How?
Mon Oct 11, 2021, 07:25 PM
Oct 2021

Not getting the physics of getting more velocity from the stretch.
Also, how does the stretch make it harder to see the ball? Given the arm movement & turn with a wind-up, I'd think the opposite would be true.
I've delved pretty deeply into the physics of certain sports actions (shooting a basketball, getting ideal transfer of momentum from a golf club to the ball, et al) but, I'm not seeing the physics behind your claim.
Why do you think this?

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