It rewards teams parading relief pitchers
by SixShutouts66 (2019-02-08 20:04:54)

In reply to: Starting with a runner @ 2nd base in extra innings  posted by Flann

The style of pitching used by many teams makes it hard for them to play beyond about 13 innings (5-6 innings by a starter at best, followed by a parade of 1 inning or less stints by relievers). On at least one occurrence last year (LA with Kiki Hernandez) a position player was brought in to pitch in extra innings. That's often a winning strategy, but a team has to live with its consequences. This change would let them off the hook for a problem they created.