Originally Posted by TDog
Of course the bullpen should have been able to hold a four-run lead, but if Scherer show no signs of tiring, his pitch count was irrelevant.
Not that it was applicable in this situation since Scherzer cruised but Dennis Eckersley has an interesting take on pitch count. He says you have to factor in stress pitching as part of total pitches. His point, which I found interesting , was a pitcher who is forced to pitch out of jams in a game will expend more energy than one who has an easier game but may throw more pitches.