Slow starts

My son is a 13 yo pitcher who seems to start games slowly then gets dialed in. His last 4 starts went like this:
2 run first, 3 shutout innings
1 run first, 1 run second, 5 shutout innings GC
3 run first, 1 run second, 2 shutout innings
No runs first, 1 run second, 2 shutout innings

Any advice for better start or no big deal??


At 13, he has a 6.75 ERA. No big deal at 13 where the distance is longer and the bats are juiced!

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Thanks for the reply. I wasn’t worried about his ERA so much as I was just wondering how to help him start quicker. I know throwing more in warmups isn’t really the right answer but trying to figure out how to get him dialed in more to start. IDK, just a dad trying to help him get better. Thanks again!

Throw a simulated, 1st inning bullpen before the start and see if that helps. Try to make it as realistic as possible. Try adding right and left hand hitters in the box as well for the visual.

Thanks! appreciate the feedback.