Originally Posted by edabbs44
Real time Reds Zone: What are people's thoughts on J Maddon's handling of Alex Cobb tonight? Over 100 pitches through 4, he is striking out everyone, he brings him out for the 5th and Cobb finishes with 117 pitches in total.
I don't like it. He threw 107 on the 5th, so it wasn't a scenario where he was coming off of an extra day of rest where he only threw 70 pitches the last time out. Now, if he threw say 65 pitches in the first two innings but was cruising after that, I can at least understand the rational behind it (I have no clue what his pitch counts were at any point in the game - just speaking hypothetically) even though I still think he had enough.