Since our old coach passed away it’s been tough. Haven’t played as many games, practice has been different and the whole team aura sort of changed.
The new coach who used to play for the old one about 20 years ago, will not start me on the mound. Our first game under him I came in relief in the 3rd inning when we were down 7-0, I pitched 4 scoreless innings and we came back to take it extra innings, he pulled me before the 8th and didn’t even let me stay in to play 1st and hit which is odd considering i’m hitting over .400 and he had a stat sheet.
We lost in extras 14-11, a lot of scoring went on after I left. Next day we played and I relieved again this time we were already down a lot because of a sloppy inning by our infield, I pitched 2 innings no earned runs and 2 unearned because of an outfield error with 2 outs and a throwing error by our 3rd baseman to follow it up.
On the 5th we play and he said he wants me relieving again when I’ve been the best pitcher thus far and he told me he’ll probably only start me on the bump once the rest of the year at the most. One of our guys who’s always gotten hit hard because even though he throws hard he has flat pitches is constantly given the chance to start, it’s like velocity is his only way to judge people, in fact the guy starting the first game tomorrow is the one that got lit up for 7 in 2 innings in the first game I relieved for the new coach.
I’m not trying to be a whiner just needed to blow off some steam to some fellow pitchers.
P.S. It’s not like he wants me for a closer either he just puts me in for long or middle relief.