Author Topic: Pitching development philosophy change, or a once and done?  (Read 49 times)

Offline MongoLikeSox

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Yesterday, Winckowski (AAA) threw for 6-plus innings. A rarity, needless to say. It's doing something to get into the 6th the past couple of seasons, if not longer. Bello did similar with his 7-inng no-no a couple weeks prior. Pivetta threw 9 complete just this past week in 'Bahstan. Even Whitlock getting as many pitches as Cora could stand on a day when he has nothing.

Are we seeing renewed emphasis on the importance of starting pitchers eating innings? Training our guys in late-May by way of letting them even try? Letting kids go semi-deep in the minors is no small statement. I'm looking forward to Winckowski's next start to see if they let him try again, assuming pitch count in order and otherwise still has gas left in the tank.

Offline Sea Dog 23

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Re: Pitching development philosophy change, or a once and done?
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2022, 09:48:21 AM »
Winchowski is part of the 3-team Benintendi trade,  by way of the Mets.  Franchy was of course a part.  Can he carry over some confidence from his big weekend performances against better MLB pitchers??  Both of those guys could be some fillers for the '23 Sox.

Offline longgame

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Re: Pitching development philosophy change, or a once and done?
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2022, 10:28:53 AM »
I sure hope pitchers start going deeper.  There's nothing magical about 100 pitches or how many pitches a guy can throw.  Just ask Nolan Ryan.  The greatest pitchers of all time won a lot of long complete games.

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Re: Pitching development philosophy change, or a once and done?
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2022, 06:03:56 PM »
If they limit the number of pitchers on the roster like they did, it might help the cause for the rebirth of the starter. Keeping fingers crossed.

Bello's itching tomorrow night. I might be able to catch more of it than I did last week.