[quote=“copecowboy”]Personally I try to show almost no emotion when I’m on the mound. If a guy’s been hitting everything hard all game I’ll be a bit worried inside but won’t show it. That rarely happens though unless the guy is an amazing hitter. I also don’t have a problem intimidating hitters either because I’m a big guy to begin with being 6’7 250 lbs.
As a hitter though I could care less about how intimidating the pitcher trys to look. Go ahead come inside on me, if you hit me I get a free base so I won that battle. And if your worrying so much about intimidating me as a freshman playing varsity you’re probably a smaller young looking kid. No matter how nasty you try to look I’m still going to brush you off and not be to worried unless your pitching the lights out.
So I guess the best advice I can give you is let your pitching do the talking.[/quote]
Lol well I’m not usually called a small guy at 5’ 10" 150, but compared to you I am lol…
And If your one of the hitters who won’t back off the plate if you get buzzed up and in, then I won’t try and back you off as much. I’ll do it against some of the lesser hitters on your team, so by the time you come up I will already have established the inside part of the plate with the ump and there won’t be as big of a neccessity to do so again.
When I throw inside, its just as much about getting those inside calls as it is intimidating the batter. Pitchers don’t throw inside anymore, and that is in my oppinion why hitters hit more HR’s and ERA’s have soared. (Aside from Steroids of course)