Never felt so hopeless pitching before

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I get they are trying to improve hitting but the timing window and pci size was never the issue. It was the results from good pci giving good/okay on dead center pci, good/squared up outs when the other guy gets early/slightly rolled or late/jammed hits in key moments. Pitching is so broken with good results going right down the middle or missing just off the plate. Pitching to the corners is useless because good results are almost always balls. Pitching has always been what has kept me able to compete with high level guys, now in this event dots are no doubt homers, feels like your throwing BP no matter what you do. I haven’t competed yet on hall of fame to see if that is better but all star is a joke now

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PCI should have been reduced, not increased, on AS anyway. Was fine in HoF

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The timing window absolutely was an issue.

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No the timing window was fine. Game is a joke now .

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I have seen so many foul tips where the batter literally is lunging from being so early. Strikeouts are near impossible now. Pitching accuracy seems even worse somehow. I could deal with all this if the good/okays were fixed, but that is not the case.

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If you're hitting, PCI is irrelevant, if all you have to do is "center swinging."

Just try to time the pitches because sooner than later, you're going to get a pitch forced right down the middle of the plate. It happens to me all the time.

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To me the size of the PCI is irrelevant. I often use just the diamonds or the dots anyway, I don't care what size they are. If anything, the larger the PCI the more it will throw me off because I get lazy thinking that I have a huge area of solid contact which is obviously a lie based on all the good/okays in this game.
So big or small PCI, if you get the dots on the ball it will usually be hit hard regardless.

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@CCCStunna30 said in Never felt so hopeless pitching before:

I get they are trying to improve hitting but the timing window and pci size was never the issue. It was the results from good pci giving good/okay on dead center pci, good/squared up outs when the other guy gets early/slightly rolled or late/jammed hits in key moments. Pitching is so broken with good results going right down the middle or missing just off the plate. Pitching to the corners is useless because good results are almost always balls. Pitching has always been what has kept me able to compete with high level guys, now in this event dots are no doubt homers, feels like your throwing BP no matter what you do. I haven’t competed yet on hall of fame to see if that is better but all star is a joke now

The changes to hitting is not the problem, they need to fix the pitching. Not the hitting

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Spamming change ups and sliders and occasionally sneaking in a fastball must be how these guys thought Bob Gibson pitched

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@squishiesgirl said in [Never felt so hopeless pitching before](/post

The changes to hitting is not the problem, they need to fix the pitching. Not the hitting

I think I have to disagree a bit, changes to hitting is a problem, even when I get a dot guys are hitting it out now. The increase in timing window and pci size has made it to where guys can pretty easily get to good pitches. I do think pitching fixes will help no doubt, but when tre turner is taking me deep on a no doubt homer off a slider down and away to the opposite field is a little Ridiculous. All that needed to be fixed was the contact results not the timing window or pci size

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@CCCStunna30 said in Never felt so hopeless pitching before:

I get they are trying to improve hitting but the timing window and pci size was never the issue. It was the results from good pci giving good/okay on dead center pci, good/squared up outs when the other guy gets early/slightly rolled or late/jammed hits in key moments. Pitching is so broken with good results going right down the middle or missing just off the plate. Pitching to the corners is useless because good results are almost always balls. Pitching has always been what has kept me able to compete with high level guys, now in this event dots are no doubt homers, feels like your throwing BP no matter what you do. I haven’t competed yet on hall of fame to see if that is better but all star is a joke now

The timing issue was a huge problem within this game and in this patch it got better. The problem that you’re thinking about is umpire non calls on pitches on the black and blatant check swings not being rung up. A pci increase was needed on HOF and above as well. This game makes it impossible to pitch effectively

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Maybe they'll get it right next patch

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@tomivory23 said in Never felt so hopeless pitching before:

Maybe they'll get it right next patch

Next patch just fix the strike zone, check swings, and SLIGHTLY increase the pitchers accuracy and it will play great.

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@MikeTrout__ said in Never felt so hopeless pitching before:

The timing issue was a huge problem within this game and in this patch it got better. The problem that you’re thinking about is umpire non calls on pitches on the black and blatant check swings not being rung up. A pci increase was needed on HOF and above as well. This game makes it impossible to pitch effectively

This is my first year really grinding online, so timing window is somewhat new to me, but I’ve felt it’s more of an issue of inconsistent pitch speeds, especially with the pitch speed increase. On HOF klubers sinker can look like 102Mph in some games and look correct in others. The pci was never a concern for me, higher level smaller pci. The umpire non calls are an issue, but not the main concern. When I have good pitch input on a fastball up in the zone and it magically ends up a foot higher than the target it’s a clear ball and not even a competitive pitch. Check swings are an issue but foul balls are too. Can only imagine how many foul balls there is going to be on HOF

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@squishiesgirl said in Never felt so hopeless pitching before:

@CCCStunna30 said in Never felt so hopeless pitching before:

I get they are trying to improve hitting but the timing window and pci size was never the issue. It was the results from good pci giving good/okay on dead center pci, good/squared up outs when the other guy gets early/slightly rolled or late/jammed hits in key moments. Pitching is so broken with good results going right down the middle or missing just off the plate. Pitching to the corners is useless because good results are almost always balls. Pitching has always been what has kept me able to compete with high level guys, now in this event dots are no doubt homers, feels like your throwing BP no matter what you do. I haven’t competed yet on hall of fame to see if that is better but all star is a joke now

The changes to hitting is not the problem, they need to fix the pitching. Not the hitting

Unfortunately, it's the same issue every year. Pitching is like #6 on the priority list. I think stadium/team colors rank higher. You would think after all these years, someone would have spent some time working on the program to fix it.

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@superfly2789 said in Never felt so hopeless pitching before:

No the timing window was fine. Game is a joke now .

No the timing window was horrid diff game to game. Not everyone must have had games where even on all star yo couldnt catch up to a fastball. Timing window lag whatever it was it was sad.

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@Matt_42187 said in Never felt so hopeless pitching before:

@squishiesgirl said in Never felt so hopeless pitching before:

@CCCStunna30 said in Never felt so hopeless pitching before:

I get they are trying to improve hitting but the timing window and pci size was never the issue. It was the results from good pci giving good/okay on dead center pci, good/squared up outs when the other guy gets early/slightly rolled or late/jammed hits in key moments. Pitching is so broken with good results going right down the middle or missing just off the plate. Pitching to the corners is useless because good results are almost always balls. Pitching has always been what has kept me able to compete with high level guys, now in this event dots are no doubt homers, feels like your throwing BP no matter what you do. I haven’t competed yet on hall of fame to see if that is better but all star is a joke now

The changes to hitting is not the problem, they need to fix the pitching. Not the hitting

Unfortunately, it's the same issue every year. Pitching is like #6 on the priority list. I think stadium/team colors rank higher. You would think after all these years, someone would have spent some time working on the program to fix it.

I don't think the borderline non calls were ever this bad

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