I am playing on MVP level with the throwing bumped up one notch.
I started a season with the Twins. I won my first game and went on to lose 15 of the next 17 games. My hitting is fine, it is my pitching that is killing me. I usually pitch a good game with Radke the #1 starter, but struggle with the rest of the guys.
Do you guys have any suggestions, or do I just suck.
I really like this game, but want to get better at it.
I also bought Season Ticket Baseball, which is a decent game, but I would rather play a graphics based game than a text. What do you guys think.
Nah, you don't suck, the EXACT same thing happened to me when I first went up to MVP from All-Star (unless, of course, maybe we BOTH suck! ). I went like 1-12, usually losing like 15-5 or something. Like you I was hitting decently, but my team ERA was above 6!
Somebody, I think it was here, posted some pretty good pitching advice. They said to mainly get ahead early in the count (so you can try to get them to chase pitches out of the strike zone), pitch outside more than inside, change speeds and location alot, move the pitcher on the mound once in a while, don't give in to the hitters (giving up walks is better than giving up homers) and most importantly, mix it up, DON'T GET INTO A PATTERN, don't get hung up on throwing the pitchers' best pitch too often.
Somebody also noticed if they swing and miss on an offspeed pitch early in the count, you have a good chance of getting him out by sticking with the offspeed stuff, just change the location.
Another thing I found that works pretty well is to start a hitter out by throwing maybe three or four pitches outside (mostly offspeed) , then jam him inside with a fastball, or vice versa, work him inside alot, then throw a changeup outside for a called strike three!
All that seemed to help, but I also finally caved in and bumped the CPU hitting and power down one notch to four. It's still very challenging to me. I still get lit up once in a while, just not every game.
I wish I would have done it sooner, instead of basically throwing my season away. By now (after about 30-40 games at that setting) I feel like I've improved enough to put the CPU hitting and power back to 5, but I'm gonna wait to see if I can catch up to the division leader first. (I'm 8 games back, with about 60 left).
Last edited by lexbur; 04-11-2002 at 09:18 AM.
Thanks a lot man, I will try out your advice, maybe bump down the cpu hitting, event hought I hate to do that. It sounds like you were in the exact same situation that I was.