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As Game 3 of the World Series showed, a crisis exists around starting pitching. Here’s How to Fix It – The Athletic

You know what makes me scream when players and owners do their usual mud fight during labor negotiations? Not if the lockup occurs when the current deal expires on December 1; I very much look forward to that. No, what would annoy me is if the parties get so caught up in the economic issues that they forget to fix the product, namely the situation where the pitch starts.

Let Game 3 of the 2021 World Series be the latest example of a sport going astray, valuing efficiency over entertainment almost to the point of absurdity. I say “almost” because what brave did in get rid of Ian Anderson from someone who didn’t hit the mark after five innings and 76 pitches on Friday night makes sense for how the games are currently being managed. This strategy also worked, at least overnight, with four of Atlanta’s top pain relievers combining to allow only two hits and complete the loss 2-0 afterward Astros. Whether it’s the exact same amount with the Braves Bullpen games planned for Games 4 and 5 remains to be seen.

The reason for pulling Anderson starts with the dreaded third scenario that teams practically treat as an electric fence, leading to an auto-removal cause for most starters. With the Astros at the top of the leaderboard coming in for the third time in the sixth inning, it hardly mattered that Anderson needed just nine throws to get through the last inning. Manager

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https://theathletic.com/2923135/2021/10/30/rosenthal-as-game-3-of-the-world-series-showed-a-crisis-exists-around-starting-pitching-heres-how-to-fix-it/?source=rss | As Game 3 of the World Series showed, a crisis exists around starting pitching. Here’s How to Fix It – The Athletic

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