For easy outs try this. Edit your own team and give your catcher a fielding rating of 50 or higher.
Now anything hit foul behind the plate is caught for an easy out.
While you're playing against the computer, you can prevent him from using his super skills. When the
CPU selects a super ability, call Time Out and go to the Pitch Hitter or Relief Pitcher screen. Select
Cancel. When you get back to the main screen, their special skills will be gone.