- May 5, 2017
I'm fairly certain the pitcher is allowed two disengagements per at-bat. However, that covers timeouts and pickoff attempts. When they say the pitcher is allowed two pickoff attempts I believe they're really referring to disengagements, so my understanding is that if he's already used those, he would no longer be permitted a timeout. I'm not sure if that covers stepping off and asking for a new baseball or not, since the clock is only paused in that circumstance.It does seem odd that the batter is allowed one timeout per PA but the pitcher isn't.