02-20-2013, 08:45 AM #1
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Walters: Blyleven Enjoying WBC
I'll admit it: I was rooting for the Netherlands in the last WBC.
I did not know this little tidbit about the WBC:
The World Baseball Classic has pitch count limits.
"So I've got to make sure these guys make something happen early in an at-bat rather than pulling 20 to 25 pitches in one inning," Blyleven said. "You have to abide by the pitch count. If I have a reliever throw over 30 pitches, he needs to rest 24 hours.
"So in Game 1, I've got to make sure I keep my relievers under 30 pitches so I can use them the next day. There's some strategy to it."