WASHINGTON On a night when the Braves were shut down for eight innings by another focused and dominant Nationals starter, their own pitcher couldn't put hitters away early and didn't get much help from his defense. Mike Foltynewicz threw more pitches (104) in five innings than Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg threw in eight (103) during the Nationals' 4-1 win Tuesday on another chilly night at Nationals Park. While "Stras" got in an groove after giving up a double and walk consecutively in the first inning, "Folty" didn't have a clean inning until his fifth and final inning, by which point he trailed 3-0 and already was up against his pitch limit. "I mean, it was a couple of tough rides there," Braves manager Brian Snitker said of losses to Nationals co-aces Max Scherzer and Strasburg on consecutive nights, with Scherzer pitching a two-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts and no walks and Strasburg allowing three hits and two walks with eight strikeouts in eight scoreless innings. … [Read more...] about High pitch count, fielding mistakes and Strasburg: Tough night for Braves in loss to Nationals
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest LHSAA pitch counts in baseball: good or bad? Louisiana rule change causing some consternation Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Jimmy Watson, [email protected] Published 8:20 p.m. CT April 5, 2018 | Updated 8:48 p.m. CT April 5, 2018 CLOSE Parkway's EJ Williams talks about beating Airline Jimmy Watson/The Times CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE A new pitch-count rule instituted this season by the LHSAA has been hailed as a good move by some northwest Louisiana coaches, but others … [Read more...] about LHSAA pitch counts in baseball: good or bad?
In her final season as a Sooner, senior left-handed pitcher Paige Parker has hit another level.The Big 12 and National Collegiate Player of the Week this week, Parker has a 0.30 ERA so far this season and has only given up four earned runs. She's recorded 38 straight scoreless innings and thrown 111 strike outs. In the Sooners' series against Baylor last weekend, she added two runs, helping her to her impressive 17-1 record."This year has been really special for me and just knowing that it's probably the last time I'm going to play," Parker said. "I just wanted to go to another level and make every pitch count because I don't have a ton of them left." Parker is not sure what the future holds for her after she graduates and whether she wants to play in the National Fast Pitch league, but she is definitely making her last college season count.It started to set in that this would be her last season at Oklahoma when she was at home for winter break pitching to her father. Parker has been … [Read more...] about Oklahoma softball: Paige Parker tries to ‘make every pitch count’ in final season with Sooners
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A handful of late-night notes after the Twins successfully avoided being no-hit by Jon Lester: HE KEEPS PITCHING: You get so conditioned to the Twins' pitch-count philosophy, it's almost jarring to hear that someone has thrown 122 pitches, as Jon Lester did against the Twins on Thursday. (And James Shields, with 124, did in the Twins' 2-1 win over the Royals last week, come to think of it.) No Twins pitcher has thrown 120 pitches in a game since May 24, 2011, when Nick Blackburn threw 127 pitches in a complete-game win. For Lester, though, it's nothing out of the ordinary; tonight was the second time this season, and 16th time in his career, that he has eclipsed 120 pitches. Strangely, though: It's only the second time he pitched nine innings in running his pitch count that high, and first time since 2008. CATCHING THEM AT GOOD TIME? Even though they have the major leagues' best run differential, by far, at plus-167, the A's have been … [Read more...] about Postgame: High pitch count routine for Lester