Originally Posted by kaldaniels
I'm not worried about this one game, I assume his arm is fine with it. But now next game he will be on a limited pitch count (I would think). I'd rather keep my options open for his next start, when today's game was pretty much in the bag.
See, I don't look at it quite that way. Where they would back off is his off day throwing session. That'll be the light day. I agree that they probably shouldn't push him next time out, but here's the thing...pushing Homer is probably around the 125-130 mark. 100 is kinda babying him IMO. 100 is a good spot for a Mike Leake or a Bronson Arroyo. Smaller build, more stress on the arm with all the breaking balls. Same for Cueto, he's a stronger guys, but the extra torque he puts on his body just with the Tiant-twist alone would make me lean towards 100'ish for Johnny. Latos and Homer...their normal work-load SHOULD be higher than those other guys. Especially Homer with his delivery and effort.