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Offline shoeshineboy

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #325: August 26, 2009, 09:51:42 PM »
I would hope so, that is how it should be with most (if not all) veteran pitchers.

But it is moreso with him. All pitchers want to stay in. But you can tell when a Smoltz is done. I've seen Livo go 150, and it means nothing for him to go 130. He's the rare rubber arm. He knows how to pitch in a way that puts little stress on his arm. In his mind, he pitches the entire game. It is not a question of pitch counts. It is a question of whether he is effective. Riggs can't treat him like the others. As long as the game is within a couple of runs, Livo should continue.