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09-14-2010, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Protest the Hero View Post
My worry is that pitching a million innings, a lot of them stressful due to lack of run support, is starting to catch up with him. My head is telling me he has pitched well his last couple starts, just not up to his standards, and that this is nothing to be worried about. My overly pessimistic gut is saying he might be more human than robot come playoff time.
Trust your head, I think he'll be fine.

IP is high, but as far as number of pitches, he's where he usually is. In 08 he threw 3,418 pitches in 33 starts. In 09 he threw 3,386 pitches in 32 starts. Through 30 starts he's thrown 3,021 so far in 2010. At this pace, he'll go just over 3,400 if he starts 34.

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