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Black worried about 3-batter rule change

As if overseeing and calling the shots for the bullpen of the Colorado Rockies wasn’t challenging enough, manager Bud Black is not looking forward for the MLB’s new 2020 rule that dictates that pitchers must face at least three batters or finish a half inning.

The Post’s Patrick Saunders notes that other managers like Joe Maddon aren’t excited about it either because it is going to throw wrinkles into late-game strategy, cancel the opportunity of desired specific matchups, and potentially cause an uptick in individual pitch counts, which could then change how many relievers will be available each day.