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Rob Scahill

Pitch clock decreases game time but players union skeptical of use in majors

Three batters into his major league debut, Milwaukee Brewers starter Zach Davies was working quickly. Twice while Andrew McCutchen batted against him for the first time, McCutchen stepped out of the batter's box and called time. "It's something that he was used to," Pirates reliever Rob Scahill said. "He wants to work fast to stay within the clock and, obviously, we don't have that here." Davies' Sept. 2 debut was his first start of the year when he wasn't subject to the 20-second pitch clock, an experiment that began in the Arizona Fall League and continued at the Class AA and AAA levels this year. As Major League Baseball tries to increase the...