Do they matter?
And as a general rule, I’d say following the PitchSmart guidelines are a good start.
But they’re just that. A start.
Because (like anything) you have to factor in the big picture.
Here’s what most “pitch counts” don’t tell you…
They don’t tell you how STRESS-ful those pitches were.
How tough were the conditions? Did the pitcher have to battle and grind through it, or did he cruise?
I probably don’t have to tell you this, but 30 pitches in ONE inning is a ...Read More →