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Brewers: Why Are The Pitch Counts So Low To Start The Year?

Apr 1, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff (53) and catcher Milwaukee Brewers catcher Omar Narvaez (10) walk in from the bullpen prior to the start of their game with the Minnesota Twins at American Family Field. Mandatory Credit: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

Early on in the season, many fans have grown concerned and confused over the low pitch count totals from Brewers starting pitchers this year.

Do not be alarmed. This is part of the plan. Craig Counsell and David Stearns have been trying to explain this all spring.

Last season, due to the stop and start nature of the season, as well as only playing 60 games, every pitcher across baseball pitched far less than they typically would.