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The manager keeps a pitch count as an indicator of the pitcher's probable level of fatigue. The pitchers don't exert as much energy when the pitcher is throwing in the bullpen or warming up as he does during the game.

Managers do consider how many times a relief pitcher is asked to warm up, not only that day, but in the few days before, when they decide who to bring in from the bull-pen. Also if the start of a game is delayed after the starting pitcher has warmed up,and so would have to warm again before the game starts, a good manager takes that fact into consideration.

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Q: Why don't they include in the pitch-count the warm-up pitches before the game and between innings?
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