Comments on: First Pitch: What Does a Starter Do Between Starts? http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-what-does-a-starter-do-between-starts.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:16:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Y C http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-what-does-a-starter-do-between-starts.html#comment-30543 Wed, 03 Jul 2013 17:11:53 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59272#comment-30543 yes, let’s screw with our pitchers and just let em pitch. be a MAN!
heck, while we’re at it, why don’t we just go back to a 4 man rotation with 130 pitch limits.
screw sucky Morton. screw years of research on pitchers’ arm frailty.
It worked when our great grandfathers watched baseball.

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By: Y C http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-what-does-a-starter-do-between-starts.html#comment-30542 Wed, 03 Jul 2013 17:08:37 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59272#comment-30542 just curious Tim, on your thoughts on LA’s Hyun-Jin Ryu.
according to this article,
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/for-now–dodgers-let-hyun-jin-ryu-stick-to-a-routine-that-goes-counter-to-american-custom-045243125.html
he doesn’t throw at all between his starts, and hasn’t for years.
I know it’s the exception, but wondering if this is the new way of the future to conserve fragile Pitchers arms.

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By: Kevin Snyder http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-what-does-a-starter-do-between-starts.html#comment-30541 Wed, 03 Jul 2013 16:30:45 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59272#comment-30541 Any chance we could get an article outlining what Doc Ellis did between starts?

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By: smurph http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-what-does-a-starter-do-between-starts.html#comment-30540 Wed, 03 Jul 2013 16:25:01 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59272#comment-30540 Agree, as I said it is a different world. On the other hand, there are just as many .200 hitters today as there were back in the day.

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By: Vince Riedy http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-what-does-a-starter-do-between-starts.html#comment-30539 Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:48:21 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59272#comment-30539 Back in the day pitchers were conditioned to pitch every fourth day and throwing that many inning that was the routine. Somewhere along the way it was decided that 5 man rotations were better and the regiment changed.

It is also worth noting back in the day pitchers would coast through weaker hitters and amp it up for the big hitters so to pace themselves to go nine. Now the philosophy is for the starters to go balls out for hopefully at least six and let the bullpen take over.

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By: smurph http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-what-does-a-starter-do-between-starts.html#comment-30538 Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:35:04 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59272#comment-30538 I realize it is a different world than it was 40-50 years ago, but pitchers like Bob Gibson, Don Drysdale, Bob Friend used to pitch every 4th day and would throw 120-125 pitches per game and 290-300 innings per season. And their careers were not shortened by arm issues. I don’t know if they threw between starts. They probably did. And Gibson threw in the mid to upper 90s.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-what-does-a-starter-do-between-starts.html#comment-30533 Wed, 03 Jul 2013 14:05:02 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59272#comment-30533 It wasn’t just you. I had that question asked a lot in one form or another.

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By: meatygettingsaucy http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-what-does-a-starter-do-between-starts.html#comment-30532 Wed, 03 Jul 2013 13:45:19 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59272#comment-30532 Cumpton pitched fine. He is a 5th starter at best and put together the kind of start a 5th starter would. Yes, back in the day pitchers change their routines but that was back in the day. Very rarely, if ever does this happen nowadays unless you are a workhorse looking to win the world series. Doubtful Locke or Gomez get injured pitching on short rest but why take the chance? Cumpton is what he is, a 5th starter with average stuff who gave us a chance to win.

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By: Brian http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-what-does-a-starter-do-between-starts.html#comment-30530 Wed, 03 Jul 2013 13:34:23 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59272#comment-30530 Wow… I asked a dumb question yesterday and get an article written for me lol. Thanks Tim. Always thought it was just 4 off days. Clearly starting Cumpton was the only option.

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By: IC Bob http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-what-does-a-starter-do-between-starts.html#comment-30529 Wed, 03 Jul 2013 13:14:29 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59272#comment-30529 Cumpton turned out to be a great move? We lost he pitched below average and our rotation is messed up. What was great about it? Pitchers through the beginning of time have changed their routines when necessary. I don’t think they would have had a problem here especially since we had two off days in the last 5 days. Yes it would have been nice if the team would have plated a few runs but lets not get carried a way and call pitching Cumpton a great move. Heck his best highlight was he got a hit (which is unusual for our pitchers). On a side note we would not be having this discussion if Inge was even remotely good and had taken the walk in the 9th on Sunday when it was offered.

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