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The wind-up, the stretch, and the rubber match???

Postby Deeznutz » Mon Jun 12, 2006 2:13 pm

Can someone please explain these terms to me? I'm still fairly new to the game of baseball. I understand stats but not terminology. Your help would be greatly apprecited.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Mon Jun 12, 2006 2:18 pm

The wind-up and the stretch are different pitching positions.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_stretch

Rubber match = tie breaker
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Postby The_Met_Threat » Mon Jun 12, 2006 3:37 pm

Yea usually a pitcher pitches from the wind up when there are no runners on, and from the stretch when there are because if hes pitching from the wind up when a guy is on first or something, its much easier to steal off that pitcher.

And the rubber match is lets say its 1-1 in a series of 3 games, that 3rd game is the rubber match, (the deciding game). It took me a while to figure this one out, i always thought the rubber match meant a game between two very good pitchers.
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