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MLB teams have a five man starting rotation. That means the starting pitcher will pitch a game and not pitch for the next four games.

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What are the rules for the Rest period for major league pitchers between games?

In Major League Baseball there is no rule regarding pitcher's rest between games.

What determines the winning pitcher in a MLB game?

In almost all cases, the starting pitcher has to last at least five innings and his team must a) be in the lead before a reliever throws a pitch, and b) maintain the lead for the rest of the game. For a reliever to get a win, it's the same minus the five-inning provision. Losses are different, since that is based on the runs for which the pitcher is "responsible" -- ones that reached base against him while he was in the game. As for the save, the pitcher must finish a game that the team wins and meet conditions, most pertaining to how close the margin is when he enters the game, outlined in the rule.

What is a save in baseball?

A save is where the team who is leading brings out a pitcher to close a game. Usually the team calls out the closer who specializes in saves, but sometimes the team puts out a different reliever to rest the closer. Saves consist of mainly 1-3 run leads sometimes even 4. The new pitcher usually comes in the ninth inning to close out the game and give the team a win, but the closer may have to come in the eighth inning with two outs, this is called a four out save. If the pitcher blows the lead it is called a blown save. The pitcher can still get the win though. They record the closers record of saves, for example the pitcher could have a 43/46 record. This means the pitcher saved 43 games out of 46.

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How many games is a starting pitcher required to rest?

No real requirement but most between 3-5 days.

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What are the rules for the Rest period for major league pitchers between games?

In Major League Baseball there is no rule regarding pitcher's rest between games.

Is there a rest period for a MLB pitcher?

Most teams will use a five man rotation and based on this a starting pitcher will pitch every sixth day.

Is there a rule of how many days a pitcher has to rest?

not in the mlb but in pee wee baseball its about 70-80

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How many games per season does a pro pitcher pitch?

That would depend on whether the pitcher is a starter or reliever. A starting pitcher generally pitches 1 game every 5 days because they pitch a lot of innings each game. Over an MLB season this would mean the #1 starter on a team, over the course of a season where they did not miss a start, would pitch 33-35 games per season. The #1 might get an extra start or two in a season in situations where the team had a day off and the manager decided to go with the #1 starter in a game as opposed to the #5 starter since the #1 had his required number of days of rest. Two of the best starting pitchers in MLB in 2010, Roy Halladay and C.C. Sabathia, pitched in 33 and 34 games, respectively. A relief pitcher, especially a closer or pitcher that is brought to pitch to only one batter, could pitch in many more games than a starting pitcher because they don't pitch as many innings as a starting pitcher. Two of the best closers in MLB in 2010, Brian Wilson and Rafael Soriano, pitched in 70 and 64 games, respectively. Generally, they pitched only one inning per game. Two of the best situation pitchers in MLB in 2010, Pedro Feliciano and Randy Choate, pitched in 92 and 85 games, respectively. Feliciano pitched in 62 2/3 innings and Choate pitched in 44 2/3 innings. In many games these guys, both left handers, were brought in to face only one or two hitters who were left handed.

How many games does a pitcher pitch in the playoffs?

There is no set answer to this question. STARTING PITCHERS: The least amount of games in the post-season a team can play is 3, if they are defeated in the Division Series in 3 games. If that's the case, each pitcher will probably only pitch once. The most games a team can play in the post-season is 19, if they happen to tie the Division Series 2-2, the Championship Series 3-3, and the World Series 3-3. If the series comes down to the line, it's possible that a pitcher might be used after three days of rest. If that would be the case, you might see a pitcher pitch five times in a single post-season playoff bracket, unless he is brought in for short relief. RELIEVERS: It is possible for a relief or closing pitcher to pitch in every playoff game.

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In professional baseball, as many as he wants.But see if your not talking about the Pro's then it all depends on the LEVEL, ASSOCIATION, and mainly the AGE GROUP.

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