cordscords wrote: acsguitar wrote:
cordscords wrote:Or warm up pitches?
nope...actual pitches to the batter count
I knew that, I was wondering if managers do keep in mind warm up pitches when looking at a pitch count. I know they are usually arent throwing hard, but the last 2 or 3 they put some real zip on the ball.
The answer I guess is that it's all factored in. If you hear that a guy is on a 100-pitch limit, that doesn't include the warm ups. Coaches don't specifically count the warm-up pitches though.
There is also a monumental difference between a warm-up pitch and a real pitch. Even giving close to maximum effort on a warm up pitch is not the same, because there isn't any stress (physically or mentally). At least the ones in between innings, you aren't really thinking, just loosening up.
Pre-game certainly there is a plan to your warm-up, but it's definitely not taxing.