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Postby skjelstrom » Tue May 18, 2010 9:39 pm

I know the basics of when a pitcher is pulled. If they're doing good usually around 100 pitches. If theyre doing great maybe another 10 or 20. But what is the limit to a pitcher? I bring this up because I didn't think pitchers usually went over 120.... let alone 132 like Halladay did today. I know he is a durable pitcher, but where is the line?? Isn't 132 a little much especially when he goes over 100 every time he pitches? Or am I just ignorant when it comes to pitch counts?
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Re: Pitch counts

Postby Neato Torpedo » Tue May 18, 2010 10:19 pm

Halladay isn't a max effort pitcher and he has a durable arm. He doesn't push his arm to the maximum level of stress on his shoulder/elbow like most pitchers do, plus his arm can simply take more abuse than most.

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Re: Pitch counts

Postby wingman3110 » Wed May 19, 2010 1:02 pm

It all depends on the pitcher
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Re: Pitch counts

Postby fiz » Wed May 19, 2010 1:22 pm

wingman3110 wrote:It all depends on the pitcher

This. One example, Livan Hernandez is possibly the most rubber-armed pitcher in the game. He has thrown over 120 pitches over a hundred times. He's even thrown over 150 pitches a few times. He's an extreme case, but still...Pitch counts are generally more important for younger guys, and guy with injury issues.
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Re: Pitch counts

Postby mblax10 » Wed May 19, 2010 6:18 pm

There's also a difference between 100 pitches in 4 IP & 120 pitches in 9 IP. The first case is likely to be worse for a pitcher's arm.
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