By Paige Mcconnell. Baseball Gear. Published at Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 - 13:14:13 PM.
Baseball Pitching Strategies Understanding Pitch Counts, Every pitcher should have baseball pitching strategies that allow them to get out of tough situations, strike batters out, and to stay one step ahead of the opposition. If you want to dominate hitters, then you need to understand how to pitch in specific counts.
Here’s my secret to learning to love baseball: The greatest help from scoring baseball is the fact it forces the scorekeeper to actually watch every pitch. In fact, you’ll learn to keep an eye on what happens between the pitches. Defensive players are shifted one way or another for different batters. The catcher shifts position at the last second to avoid tipping off the batter. Middle infielders signal each other about who will take the throw should a runner try to steal second. The pitcher checks with them to see who is covering the base should he field a grounder with a runner on first.
As a young man, I thought I wanted to be a sportswriter. After taking a new job in a small town, a veteran sportswriter asked if I enjoyed baseball. I liked playing it but wasn’t much for watching. “You’ll learn to like it here,” he said, explaining that the community had a rich Little League, high school and junior college baseball heritage. He was correct; in sort order, I loved baseball, even watching baseball.
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