Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Mets improve pitch counts, 3.99 per plate appearance 2013 to date

4/16/13, "The Mets have seen an average of 156.91 pitches through 11 games this season, up from 145.82 last year, when hitting coach Dave Hudgens says players shunned the organizational philosophy of showing patience at the plate, particularly in the second half of the season....

The team goal, according to Hudgens, is to see 150 pitches per game....But Alderson downplayed the 3.99 pitches per plate appearance the Mets have seen — the National League average this season is 3.84 — and said hitters have simply been more disciplined at the plate."...

4/16/13, "Opponents’ pitch counts way up as Sandy’s mandate ‘takes’ root," NY Post, Mike Puma

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