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Sun Oct 10, 2021, 03:38 PM

Pitching from the stretch with no runners on

should be outlawed. I was watching LA- SF last night and both starting pitchers did it. Talk about slowing down a game.

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Reply Pitching from the stretch with no runners on (Original post)
Casady1 Oct 2021 OP
OAITW r.2.0 Oct 2021 #1
Clash City Rocker Oct 2021 #2
ProfessorGAC Oct 2021 #3

Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 03:53 PM

1. I would think that would favor the hitters.....and thus prolong the game even longer.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 04:05 PM

2. It adds velocity to the pitch

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.

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 11, 2021, 06:25 PM

3. How?

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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