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Sabathia is 8-0, but pitch counts are worrisome

Posted on: August 19, 2008 11:48 am
 
You couldn't help but notice that CC Sabathia threw another complete game for the Brewers on Monday night. You couldn't help but notice that Sabathia is 8-0 with a 1.60 ERA in nine starts since the Brewers acquired him from the Indians.

You also couldn't help but notice that Sabathia threw 130 pitches -- in a 9-3 win over the Astros.

According to the great play index at baseball-reference.com, the 130 pitches is a career high for Sabathia. Not only that, but Sabathia has now topped 120 pitches three times for Milwaukee. In his last 3 1/2 seasons with the Indians, Sabathia topped 120 pitches just three times -- twice in 2006 and once earlier this season.

Sabathia told reporters that the high pitch count Monday wasn't a big deal, because he has an extra day of rest before his next start, and two extra days after that.

It's not a big deal. Not unless it contributes to Sabathia getting hurt.
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 15, 2012 6:04 pm
 

Sabathia is 8-0, but pitch counts are worrisome




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Posted on: December 31, 2011 5:32 pm
 

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 8:39 pm
 

Sabathia is 8-0, but pitch counts are worrisome




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Sabathia is 8-0, but pitch counts are worrisome




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Posted on: December 4, 2011 11:16 am
 

Sabathia is 8-0, but pitch counts are worrisome



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Posted on: October 19, 2011 6:59 pm
 

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Since: Dec 14, 2007
Posted on: August 19, 2008 4:25 pm
 

Sabathia is 8-0, but pitch counts are worrisome

CC will pitch great thru the balance of the season.  The playoffs are another issue.  Historically, he has not been a force in the post-season.  Had he pitched even mediocre last year, the Indians probably would have been playing (and beating) the Rockies in the World Series.



Since: Jan 14, 2008
Posted on: August 19, 2008 3:04 pm
 

Sabathia is 8-0, but pitch counts are worrisome

Your concern about high pitch count is all just fine and dandy but I think the only person who is the expert in all this is Sabathia himself.  Before the bottom of the 8th (when CC collected another hit at the plate) Yost asked Sabathia if he wanted to keep going and he shook his head yes.  Then I am sure that if CC was tired, or concerned for his arm, he would've told Mike Maddux (who visited him on the mound in the middle of the 9th), "hey I can't go anymore."  PLUS I did not see any waiver in his control or speed during the last inning - a SURE sign of a pitcher being tired.  If there is something to be concerned about it was the crappy fielding by Hardy and Durham that not only cost CC more pitches but possible extra hits and runs.  If the game was closer and deeper into the season who the hell knows what would happen then.  Fielding errors in the 9th OR any time are inexcusable.


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