Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_
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 end effort.
It's a matter of preference. And face it, tonight was fun to watch!
But again, I'd rather keep my option of him "pushing it" open for his next start. What if it is one of those days where the bullpen has been taxed and they need help from the starter. There's a 90 percent chance everything will work out just fine here, so I acknowledge it's not the end of the world.
3rd highest pitch count in the Majors this year going for a non-shutout complete game up 4 against the Marlins? Not my cup of tea.