Pinch Hitting for a Pinch Hitter

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Bo_Belinsky

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Pinch Hitting for a Pinch Hitter

PostSat Jan 23, 2021 4:03 pm

Hypothetical scenario. I bring in a 4L pinch hitter and HAL counters with a 3L reliever. I have a 5R pinch hitter on the bench, and he's not my last reserve batter, I haven't gone to my bench previously, and it's late innings. I'd really like HAL to counter with a PH for the PH, I think this a good strategy that I've seen often enough in real world baseball. Is there any setting or settings that might cause HAL to make this change?
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Re: Pinch Hitting for a Pinch Hitter

PostSun Jan 24, 2021 2:03 pm

I haven't seen it, but a WILD GUESS is to use the platoon setting for the first batter backed up by having the second batter set as your primary PH against Right-handed pitching.
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Re: Pinch Hitting for a Pinch Hitter

PostSun Jan 24, 2021 3:18 pm

Runnin Rebel wrote:I haven't seen it, but a WILD GUESS is to use the platoon setting for the first batter backed up by having the second batter set as your primary PH against Right-handed pitching.


That's an interesting idea. I will try it. I have largely stopped using the platoon setting because it would bring in a worse fielder when I was winning if the other team had relieved with an opposite handed pitcher.

UPDATE: The platoon function only seems to work for starters. The PH's I sought to platoon both play LF, but when I tried to set up this function, the platoon player became paired with my usual starter after I switch him back in to the lineup. Darn it. Any other ideas? I'd really like to have the right PH up to the plate in a critical situation especially as I have some highly "handed" bangers on the bench! I should have mentioned that I have the "avoid xH pitcher" checked off, this doesn't seem to trigger when someone comes in as a PH.

Of course I could have followed up my original post with asking how to get HAL to relive for a reliever. I don't believe that the avoid xH and xH specialist have caused this to happen, but I suppose I've never really seen it since the PH for a PH doesn't happen.
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Re: Pinch Hitting for a Pinch Hitter

PostSun Jan 24, 2021 4:45 pm

Bo_Belinsky wrote:Hypothetical scenario. I bring in a 4L pinch hitter and HAL counters with a 3L reliever. I have a 5R pinch hitter on the bench, and he's not my last reserve batter, I haven't gone to my bench previously, and it's late innings. I'd really like HAL to counter with a PH for the PH, I think this a good strategy that I've seen often enough in real world baseball. Is there any setting or settings that might cause HAL to make this change?


Under Hitter Prefs, set your 4L pinching hitter to Avoid RHP. If HAL brings a right-handed pitcher in to pitch against him, HAL will immediately pinch hit for your pinch hitter. Similarly, you can set your 5R pinch hitter(s) to Avoid LHP.

Note: The Avoid LHP/RHP setting works specifically with pinch-hitting situations and will not work for hitters already in the lineup. Platoon PH under Set Your Lineups will help with that.
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Re: Pinch Hitting for a Pinch Hitter

PostSun Jan 24, 2021 7:40 pm

Under Hitter Prefs, set your 4L pinching hitter to Avoid RHP. If HAL brings a right-handed pitcher in to pitch against him, HAL will immediately pinch hit for your pinch hitter. Similarly, you can set your 5R pinch hitter(s) to Avoid LHP.

Note: The Avoid LHP/RHP setting works specifically with pinch-hitting situations and will not work for hitters already in the lineup. Platoon PH under Set Your Lineups will help with that.[/quote]

Already tried this. I made some changes in the team roster that was experiencing my issue, but I will recheck this with a new team in a league that's starting tonight.
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Re: Pinch Hitting for a Pinch Hitter

PostTue Jan 26, 2021 12:57 am

Bo_Belinsky wrote:Under Hitter Prefs, set your 4L pinching hitter to Avoid RHP. If HAL brings a right-handed pitcher in to pitch against him, HAL will immediately pinch hit for your pinch hitter. Similarly, you can set your 5R pinch hitter(s) to Avoid LHP.

Note: The Avoid LHP/RHP setting works specifically with pinch-hitting situations and will not work for hitters already in the lineup. Platoon PH under Set Your Lineups will help with that.


Already tried this. I made some changes in the team roster that was experiencing my issue, but I will recheck this with a new team in a league that's starting tonight.[/quote]

Nope. This doesn't cause a 2nd PH to come into the game.
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Re: Pinch Hitting for a Pinch Hitter

PostWed Jan 27, 2021 12:37 am

Bo_Belinsky wrote:
Bo_Belinsky wrote:Under Hitter Prefs, set your 4L pinching hitter to Avoid RHP. If HAL brings a right-handed pitcher in to pitch against him, HAL will immediately pinch hit for your pinch hitter. Similarly, you can set your 5R pinch hitter(s) to Avoid LHP.

Note: The Avoid LHP/RHP setting works specifically with pinch-hitting situations and will not work for hitters already in the lineup. Platoon PH under Set Your Lineups will help with that.


Already tried this. I made some changes in the team roster that was experiencing my issue, but I will recheck this with a new team in a league that's starting tonight.


Nope. This doesn't cause a 2nd PH to come into the game.


Except tonight it did!!!!

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