Very often, we see hitters and pitchers take their sweet time before either stepping into the batter’s box or throwing a pitch.
When one steps out of the box or steps off the mound, the guy on the other side is usually none too happy.
Miles Mikolas had something to say last night about hitters who take their time in the batter’s box and are constantly granted time.
The St. Louis Cardinals ace was very emphatic upon his point, saying that when he’s pitching, hitters are on his time and should be ready to hit.
Katie Woo of The Athletic tweeted what Mikolas had to say last night after the Cardinals’ 3-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves.
— Katie Woo (@katiejwoo) July 7, 2022
Mikolas Speaks Up
Mikolas sure made himself clear last night.
He was tired of Braves hitters being granted time when he was already prepared to pitch.
Mikolas has rarely been one to hold back when it comes to sharing his opinion on things, and he didn’t hold back last night.
Clearly, and understandably, he was frustrated with the number of times that the Braves hitters were granted time when he was ready to throw his next pitch.
And he isn’t wrong in his assessment.
Back in 2015, Commissioner Rob Manfred put a new rule in place that determined that hitters must keep at least one foot in the batter’s box at all times, even after calling time.
Mikolas here is pointing out a little hypocrisy.
A pitch clock will be going into effect next season, which will give pitchers a set amount of time in between pitches.
But given the batter’s box rule and how hitters don’t follow it, the pitch clock seems a little hypocritical.
Mikolas is never afraid to speak his mind, and he made it clear what his opinion is on this issue.NEXT: Cardinals Writer Notes A Serious Regret For The Franchise