thedude wrote:mweir145 wrote:CBMGreatOne wrote:
Because his rubber arm is legendary. I tend to agree though. They could have let someone else handle the 9th considering he was already up around 115 through 8. If there's one pitcher in the game who you wouldn't worry about 130 pitches, though, it's Halladay.
Halladay is to the CG in the 21st century as Babe Ruth was to the HR in the 20's and 30's.
Everybody has their limit, though. Even the best pitcher of our era. No reason to push him in an April game, imo.
True, Pedro Martinez did have a limit, it was approximately 100 pitches. Though, I do not see why you are bringing Pedro up though, Halladay is built differently than the best pitcher of our generation.
http://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?p ... 2001&ind=0
You might be living in the past with Pedro a bit there, his last good year was in 2005.