If you have a player on first and second but your ninth hole pitcher is at bat. What do you do?
Anonymous asked: If you have a runner on first and second, but your ninth hole pitcher is at bat, what do you do?
Rick answered: Thank you for your question.
Decisions for situations in baseball are determined by the game situation at the time.
Things to consider:
1. What inning is it?
2. What is the score?
3. Are you ahead, or behind?
4. How many outs are there?
5. How good is the pitcher you are currently facing?
5. Even though he is the 9 hitter, how has he hit against this pitcher?
6. Since he's your pitcher, you can pinch hit for him once, and he can re-enter. If it is the second time you are hitting for him, he will have to come out of the game. If you want him to continue pitching, then he would have to hit for himself.
7. What other players do you have that are available to pinch hit?
The first five questions will be your main determiners, and you go from there.
Yours in baseball,