I remember reading an article saying that it was highly likely that a pitcher's next start won't be as good after throwing a lot of pitches. The pitchers they mentioned were the Becketts, Burnetts, the CHC guys, and others who have not been trained or developed like Livan. Then again, a lot of pitches has different meaning. Livan isn't like any pitcher we have nowadays so he isn't pup like the FLA or CHC boys.
Is this the most he's thrown? Everyone made interesting comments. He is definitely a throwback and if you count all the pitches in between he probably has throw 150-200 pitches on gameday b4. The fact that he mixes speed is a great point. Think his Ks are a bit down but in the end his numbers will be solid.
Realize SP wouldn't pull himself out but just wondering if Livan gave an ok to Frank to continue or if Frank asked Livan. I sure he knows his body but have to wonder who's idea it was? Livan can pitch for my team anyday.
Just worried that this 40 year old (who knows how old he is?) and his body might not handle the most pitches he's ever thrown in a game. Oak has been bad but they seem to get something. Fact that Livan will get to face a SP instead of DH and Oak will be overmatched vs a veteran pitcher, I'm gonna start him. I hope for 5 or 6 ip, 3 er, 8 hits/bb and 5 or 6 k. If he does bad (knock on wood), it's understandable. Bet Dusty Baker wish he had Livan to play with since Livan proof that his way is right!
Then again Dusty would leave him in for 200 pitches. lol.
Go Anvil. My bro and i can him bc it's an anagram of his name. Additionally, he's kind of heavy and solid. Plus, he seems to be made of steel/iron just like the block for hammering.