I just played a guy in an event who liked to plunk my hitters after they reached a three ball count. He hit five of my batters throughout the game and paused in the second inning to add me as a friend and message to say I am boring AF.
I eventually won the game after he loaded the bases with hit batsmen and quit.
Taking pitches is boring!
Had something similar. I took a couple walks and was able to capitalize off it...He did not like it. I am blurring his name since I do not like to call out people.
*********batting. Snider lined out to Mays (L8). Bogaerts homered to left (430 feet). Britton in bullpen. dufus pinch hit for Hendriks. dufus lined out to Griffey Jr. (L7). Morgan lined out to Griffey Jr. (L7).
Runs: 1 Hits: 1 Walks: 0 Errors: 0 Pitches: 11 Runners Left On: 0
Golden Hurricane batting. Bench homered to left. Larkin was hit by a pitch. Hader pitching. Bregman was hit by a pitch. Gossage pitching. Cole was hit by a pitch. Eckersley pitching. Bellinger was hit by a pitch.
Runs: 1 Hits: 1 Walks: 0 Errors: 0 Pitches: 7
********* batting. Goldschmidt flied out to Griffey Jr. (F7). Soto struck out chasing a low changeup. Posey lined out to Pujols (L3).
Runs: 0 Hits: 0 Walks: 0 Errors: 0 Pitches: 6 Runners Left On: 0
Golden Hurricane batting. Larkin struck out chasing a fastball high and in. Bregman doubled to right. Cole sacrificed to Rendon (5-3 SH). Bregman advances to 3rd. Bellinger walked. Robinson was hit by a pitch. Mays grounded to center for a single. Bregman scores. Bellinger scores. Robinson advances to 2nd. Pujols was hit by a pitch. Griffey Jr. was hit by a pitch. Robinson scores. Hendriks pitching. Bench at bat. (2-1). Mays out.
Runs: 3 Hits: 2 Walks: 1 Errors: 0 Pitches: 21 Runners Left On: 3
******** batting. Cole pitching. Morgan grounded to third baseman for a single. Morgan was caught stealing. Rendon flied out to Mays (F8). Parker flied out to Griffey Jr. (F7).
Runs: 0 Hits: 0 Walks: 0 Errors: 1 Pitches: 9 Runners Left On: 0
Golden Hurricane batting. Kershaw pitching. Bellinger popped out to Rendon (P5). Robinson lined to center for a single. Robinson stole 2nd. Mays walked. Pujols grounded out to Kershaw (1-3). Robinson advances to 3rd. Mays advances to 2nd. Griffey Jr. homered to center. Robinson scores. Mays scores.* Bench flied out to Parker (F9).
Runs: 3 Hits: 2 Walks: 1 Errors: 0 Pitches: 27 Runners Left On: 0
Most likely kids , they should just quit wasting everyone's time plunking people , like they actually get hurt
I played someone in RS last night who just wouldn't stop pausing the game. Just all the f'ing time. The game took over an hour. Justice prevailed though. Down by 1 in the 9th I scored to tie the game. He kept pausing every other pitch, every batter. I loaded the bases with two outs and he paused again. This time the clock ran out and that was the end of .the game haha.
HAHAHA. If you don't like taking pitches go play RBI baseball. Taking pitches is how you, as a hitter, force the pitcher to get into the zone and thus see more hittable pitches. Batting 101.
Exactly. Also, some jokers try to pause before crucial pitches when you have proven to be timing up their pitcher.
It’s pretty bush league as well.
Taking pitches is boring but it's the only way I can get rewarded consistently. Even though unfortunately it means often taking fastballs down the [censored]. Boring but necessary. I try to get the pitch count at 20 an inning cuz pitcher's confidence and energy matter way too much
Yeah, agreed. I try to take whatever I am not looking for. I only joked that it is boring because my opponent was annoyed by my not swinging at all his pitches out of the zone.