"While the fielding has changed a great deal, the core of the pitching (MLB 2K10's strength) remains fairly untouched. If you skipped last year's game, here's the easy gist of it -- every pitch has a unique motion on the right thumbstick and your timing and accuracy with this motion helps determine the success of your pitch. It worked well in 2010 and it works well in 2011.
But there is something on the other side of the plate that's been added that affects pitching. There's now a stat for how many pitches a batter averages on a plate appearance. Basically, 2K11 knows if a batter tends to extend an at-bat by taking a lot of pitches (or fouling a lot of them off). If balanced right, this little detail could add an extra layer of realism to the pitcher-batter duels."