Has anyone else noticed none of the Dodgers starting pitchers can get past the 6th inning?
Is this Torre relying too much on the pitch count or is it the conditioning of the starting pitchers?
can should be "can't"!
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
I know exactly what you mean Torre was the same way back with the yankees his downfall was using Scott Proctor way to much He dosen't like any pitcher to go more than 5 innings it is almost like he likes to walk out onto the field lol but you guys have kershaw going tonight. He is a very talented pitcher you will get the "w" tonight! Hope this helped! :)
- Roger KLv 41 decade ago
Actually, not many teams have starting pitchers who go more than 6 innings because of this age of specialists. There is a 7th inning specialist, 8th inning specialist, closer. Gone are the days when Warren Spahn and Juan Marichal pitch all 16 innings of a game.
- 1 decade ago
The Dodgers have young arms in Billingsley and Kershaw, and Torre is more than likely protecting their arms. On the other end of the spectrum, you have Kuroda and Wolf, two veteran pitchers who can't make it past the 6th. For them I'd probably say it's conditioning. Whichever of the two it is, it's really taxing on their bullpen.