Originally Posted by EnglishChiSox
This next road trip will be tough so glad Sox got the win, Still worried about taxing the 'pen so much this early
19 2/3 innings in 6 games, or about 3 innings and an out a game. None of the relievers threw more than 4 innings all week (both Lidstrom and Reed had 4 innings).
I might like that number to go under 3, as that means the starters are getting into the 7th, but I don't consider 3 1/3 innings a game to be really taxing the bullpen.
Now, if that number was 4 or higher, yeah, we'd have problems, especially if it was coming in the middle or near the end of a 20-game stretch, like we have starting Tuesday in Washington, with some night getaway games.