His pitch count was in the 60's when the inning started. That's not being left in too long.
If you can't leave a pitcher in when he's in the 60's, when can you leave him in? He should have been allowed to start the inning, there was no reason not to let him. He was left in way too long though.
Pitch count is overrated. Innings is far more important. It's the amount of time you warm up, pitch, the sit down for 10-15 minutes that wears out your arm. Also the number of times theough an order is just as important.
"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.
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