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MLB: Max Scherzer claims severity of pitcher injuries has increased due to pitch clock
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: November 20, 2023 07:43PM
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The pitch clock in Major League Baseball shaved a good amount of time off the average game and generally drew rave reviews from fans on the pace of play. Not everyone is a fan and future Hall of Famer Max Scherzer says that the clock is causing more severe pitcher injuries, citing renowned surgeons Dr. Keith Meister and Dr. Neal ElAttrache.

Here's Scherzer during an appearance on Foul Territory:

"[Dr. Meister] saw that the elbow injuries this year were just way more severe. If you look at all the data that came across the game, that the pitcher injuries, arm injuries, they're on the high end, but the severity of the injuries are much more problematic."

"Both of them are seeing the same thing, that there's an uptick in severity."

The number of days lost to the injured list this past season rose 6.1% across baseball, though the number of placements on the injured list dropped. Do the math and that says the injuries this past season took longer in recovery time, though that's all players and not just pitchers.

There were a decent number of pitchers needing to undergo major surgery, though that's the case every single season. Even if there was a rise in Tommy John surgeries, for example, one season of data doesn't do a great job in proving that the pitch clock was culprit. The minor leagues have been using the clock for years and pitchers back in the '80s -- and every previous decade -- worked much faster on the mound than in the last several years without a clock.




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Re: MLB: Max Scherzer claims severity of pitcher injuries has increased due to pitch clock
Posted by: vision63
Date: November 20, 2023 08:09PM
He got hurt in game 3 of the WS.
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Re: MLB: Max Scherzer claims severity of pitcher injuries has increased due to pitch clock
Posted by: sekker
Date: November 20, 2023 08:57PM
He’s also quite the veteran himself.
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Re: MLB: Max Scherzer claims severity of pitcher injuries has increased due to pitch clock
Posted by: bfd
Date: November 20, 2023 09:39PM
Dr. Scherzer, operating room 3 please, Dr. Scherzer…
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Re: MLB: Max Scherzer claims severity of pitcher injuries has increased due to pitch clock
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: November 21, 2023 08:19AM
I think that it is a possibility that because the play is sped up that there is a chance of more injuries. Pitchers trying to get the ball off as the seconds wind down and their motion isn't ideal.

Is pitch clock the cause? I would say no. It is a factor, but I think poor time management by the pitchers is the root cause. They just need to be more aware of how much time they have and not wait too long and then be in a rush.



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Re: MLB: Max Scherzer claims severity of pitcher injuries has increased due to pitch clock
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 21, 2023 12:47PM
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C(-)ris
I think that it is a possibility that because the play is sped up that there is a chance of more injuries. Pitchers trying to get the ball off as the seconds wind down and their motion isn't ideal.

Is pitch clock the cause? I would say no. It is a factor, but I think poor time management by the pitchers is the root cause. They just need to be more aware of how much time they have and not wait too long and then be in a rush.

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Re: MLB: Max Scherzer claims severity of pitcher injuries has increased due to pitch clock
Posted by: vision63
Date: November 21, 2023 01:28PM
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Speedy
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C(-)ris
I think that it is a possibility that because the play is sped up that there is a chance of more injuries. Pitchers trying to get the ball off as the seconds wind down and their motion isn't ideal.

Is pitch clock the cause? I would say no. It is a factor, but I think poor time management by the pitchers is the root cause. They just need to be more aware of how much time they have and not wait too long and then be in a rush.

This ^

When did you gentlemen pitch?
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Re: MLB: Max Scherzer claims severity of pitcher injuries has increased due to pitch clock
Posted by: freeradical
Date: November 21, 2023 01:34PM
Who wants to watch a baseball game that ends at 1:30 in the morning?
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Re: MLB: Max Scherzer claims severity of pitcher injuries has increased due to pitch clock
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 21, 2023 06:22PM
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vision63
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Speedy
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C(-)ris
I think that it is a possibility that because the play is sped up that there is a chance of more injuries. Pitchers trying to get the ball off as the seconds wind down and their motion isn't ideal.

Is pitch clock the cause? I would say no. It is a factor, but I think poor time management by the pitchers is the root cause. They just need to be more aware of how much time they have and not wait too long and then be in a rush.

This ^

When did you gentlemen pitch?

Last time was for the Yankees in tee-shirt league. We could only throw fastballs. I would aim for a spot between the catcher’s mitt and the batter’s head. With my speed the ball usually dropped to a bit over knee-high. But when the ball left my hand the batter often backed out so I managed a lot of strikeouts.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/21/2023 06:22PM by Speedy.
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