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Who Calls the Twins Pitches ?


tarheeltwinsfan

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I have asked this question 3-4 times in various comments to articles, with no responses. Would someone who knows the answers, please reply to these questions and explain the method the Twins use in pre-game discussions of what pitches to call, how the caller of the pitches is informed what pitches are working for the Twins' pitcher that particular day at different times during the game, who actually calls each pitch, how much leeway the pitcher has to call his pitches and how other "pitching successful teams" handle these issues? Thank you.

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Generally, the catcher calls the pitches and the pitcher either throws it or shakes him off. The bench usually just calls for pitch outs or Intentanal walks. I've seen nothing to lead me to believe its any different for the Twins.

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4 hours ago, Karbo said:

Generally, the catcher calls the pitches and the pitcher either throws it or shakes him off. The bench usually just calls for pitch outs or Intentanal walks. I've seen nothing to lead me to believe its any different for the Twins.

It depends who the catcher is. Usually the catcher is getting the calls from the pitching coach. Yadier Molina makes his own calls but most catchers don't. 

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Correct... catchers call the games, the pitchers can shake them off... and if things don't get well, they discuss it with the coaches (or it is discussed/questioned by the coaches). 

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There's a guy with heavy-framed glasses, a pocket protector, a Mac laptop and a cell phone up in the locker room that put's the question out to 37 different video game buddies and reports their majority vote to Rocco, who then flashes it to the catcher. They got it down to a science... little play on words there. Contextually speaking.

 

 

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