"any of that back story bullshit" - im assuming you mean the whole "pitching to the score, managing games, etc." I know. You've said that. I think you're wrong.
You've also given no evidence that says I'm wrong. And I've seen, by watching games, pitchers that dial it up to 95 in big situations where they need outs...you know, up 2-1 with men on in late innings...and dial it back when they're up 7-1 in the 4th. You can't tell me I didn't see that.