Found August 08, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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Why, if Justin Verlander can do it, can't every pitcher throw as many as 130 pitches in a start? And why, if so many pitchers get hurt, doesn't Justin Verlander come up lame? "For me," Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland said Tuesday when the subject of pitch counts came up, "120 pitches for any pitcher is a piece of cake. But pitch counts are a big thing now. They became big when agents and big contracts came into play, if you want to know the truth. "But I think all managers and all general managers are a little nervous about it, because there's so much emphasis about it." In terms of why one pitcher breaks down and another doesn't, there is so much that isn't known about pitching mechanics, the part diet and exercise play, whether genetics are a factor, how one body differs from another in the way muscles are related and just how much a factor dumb luck is. The topic came up because Verlander threw 132 pitches Monday night in ...
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