Re: Dusty on pitch counts
Originally Posted by redssince75
I don't see the difference between 128 and 115 as so great that 128 would be "too long, ruined him for the next outing", while 115 would be "good decision, get him out for some rest." It's 13 dang pitches.
So, I didn't understand the point of Dusty's comment in the first place.
That represents over a 12% difference in number of pitches, a not insignificant amount for a major league pitcher.
Sabermetrics can be boiled down to this simple truism: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.