right...and 140 innings isn't far from what Odorizzi pitched last year.I know I've already said it once, but I don't think expecting LESS from Odorizzi, Berrios, and others is a good idea.Hopefully Wes is working with them on endurance and fighting through fatigue.Not sure if its them or just the Twins "6 or 100 pitches" way, but it can be extremely frustrating at times.Odorizzi loves to hand out souvenirs at games in the way of foul balls, not sure how you remedy that, other than he continues to try to put hitters away earlier in the count.He was fantastic at that, but only early in the game.
I also think Rocco's mindset is "the 3rd time through the lineup vs a starter is very dangerous territory" and while the stats back that up, why not work harder on pushing the GOOD pitchers you have?That's the only way they learn to see what they have left in the tank.
I hope Rocco doesn’t believe that about the third time through because it is a myth. The data is heavily skewed because pitchers get to their pitch limit somewhere in the middle of their third time through. The set of batters faced the third time through is mostly the top of the order.
It can be seen if you look at batters the third time they face a pitcher. Looking at the 50 batters who faced a pitcher a third time at least 100 times last year they had their most success in their second at bat and not their third at bat.
Odorizzi doesn’t give in or give a fat pitch early in the count like Berrios does. Batters see more pitches against him and he is pushing the pitch count earlier and his data is even more skewed.