I have to give a 5 minute talk to rest of the staff about situational pitching so I was wondering what input you all have when it comes to pitching in certain situations.
To get things going I’ll start off with a situation.
Say youre a starting pitcher and if you have a big lead in the game. ATTACK the zone especially with the fastball. Once a team is down big early their morale is down and they sometimes lose focus so you must recognize it and pitch accordingly. Fill it up. There is no reason to nibble, the game has already been extended because of the large lead, there is no reason to have the game drag on and deplete the bullpen because you were getting too cute.