Judging the Royals

April 21, 2013 4:58 PM

Ervin Santana does it again

The Boston Red Sox take a lot of pitches. By taking a lot of pitches the Red Sox run a starting pitcher’s pitch count up and by running a starting pitcher’s pitch count up, the Red Sox can force the other team to use their middle relievers. The best relievers are usually at the "back end" of the bullpen, so every offense wants to face the other guys—the guys who aren’t set-up men and closers. Get the starting pitcher out after five, beat up on middle relief and keep the set-up man and closer in the bullpen.

Judging the Royals

Lee Judge shares insights from KC's major-leaguers.

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