One of the arguments embeded in the fur flying over yesterdays game is about when to pull the pitcher.
My basic question is, how much should a manager trust his starter who says, "I'm good skipper, I'm not out of gas" ?
I'm not talking about obvious situations to pull the starter like bottom of the 8th, a few guys on, the guy's veliocity has been trailing off, etc.
I'm talking about those border-line situations when you can make an argument either way. Like in the 6th or something when the guy gets in a jam and that bullpen phone is just stareing at the manager.
Obviously the pitchers past history (ie. how many pitches he normally throws per game), combined with the matchup on the field and the managers experience in these situations all factor into the decision.
I'm talking about a generic situation, not trying to reshash yerday. There's plenty of other threads if you want to argue yesterday.