BearlyBallin wrote:Ruzious wrote:long suffrin' boulez fan wrote:
I wish I were more well versed in the physiological questions here. I never was a pitcher, but my understanding is that your arm can be basically dead for a day or two after a high pitch count. So, what I don't know is if he could physically do it even if he wanted to.
For 1 inning? I would think so - though everyone's different.
Strasburg was talking after the game to Harold Reynolds and Pedro Martinez. Reynolds asked Stras, “Any chance you pitch tomorrow?” Strasburg answers, “We’ll take that day by day.” And Martinez immediately shouts, “That means YES, that’s a YES!”
I've never actually seen it a starter pitch the day after a start, but I think I recall seeing starting pitchers warming up in the bullpen the day after a start in elimination games.