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“Usually that level of intensity, especially when you go up and down (on each round) this many times, and get to that point, it’s usually positive,” said Shildt. “There is obviously frustration, not more than with Miles, who has spent a lot of time, energy and effort in rehabilitation, like a true pro.
“ Baseball wanted unfavorable games ”
A complicated contributor to the Cardinals’ bullpen swing and how they go about improving a pitcher like Tyler Webb’s innings is baseball’s nascent three-hitting minimum rule. Appearances that start badly get worse before a reliever can escape and sometimes, like Webb did on Friday, leave the next reliever with the same problem and worse clashes.
Just like Major League Baseball wanted.
“It is what it is, and we have to manage it,” said Shildt. “My job is to put people in a position to be successful and you sit there, and you know it’s a good game, it’s a good game, and he has to either come out of this round or get to this point. , and sometimes things happen. Guy serves one somewhere and then you create a match that is not favorable. This is what baseball wants – what they really want.
“This is the genesis of the rule,” continued Shildt. “It’s not a saving of playing time. It’s not. The intention of the rule is that baseball wanted an unfavorable game to create an offense. “