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Postby osbtensor » Tue May 15, 2012 7:45 am

what is generally thought of as the max a closer can pitch in consecutive games? does it go by pitch count or innings or just a common sense combo of both?

I've got papelbon and he's pitched three days in a row. 34 pitches total, which isn't high, but the fact that they're three days in a row makes me think he will unavailable if they have a save situation. I'm not sure I know the standard limits. I would guess something like the following would put a closer on the bench the next day. This seem reasonable?

1 outing of 25+
2 consecutive outings of 20+ (total)
3 consecutive outings of 30+ (total)
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Re: standard closer limits..

Postby SpecialFNK » Tue May 15, 2012 9:19 am

from what I've read it goes by days/appearances and then I supposed the number of pitches.
if a closer goes 3 days in a row, it's very unlikely he will pitch a 4th regardless of how many pitches he threw.
if a closer goes 2 days in a row and throws a lot of pitches, I would think he wouldn't go a 3rd.
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Postby Ender » Tue May 15, 2012 9:50 am

The Brewers sent Cordero out there like 5 days in a row once, but that was with Yost as the manager and he is one of the worst in baseball. It is pretty rare to see more than 3 in a row.
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Re: standard closer limits..

Postby osbtensor » Tue May 15, 2012 5:28 pm

Thanks for the info!
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Re: standard closer limits..

Postby converge241 » Wed May 16, 2012 9:22 am

SpecialFNK wrote:from what I've read it goes by days/appearances and then I supposed the number of pitches.
if a closer goes 3 days in a row, it's very unlikely he will pitch a 4th regardless of how many pitches he threw.
if a closer goes 2 days in a row and throws a lot of pitches, I would think he wouldn't go a 3rd.


Thats a solid summary of the normal handling ;-D
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