If I remember right most of the starting staff never pitched that well again - too many pitches thrown when tired is what kills arms and shoulders. It’s why there are so few CG’s today. Doctors can fix ligament and muscle tears, but they can’t fix a worn out arm.
Ron Washington is doing the same with Yu Darvish.....threw 130 pitches the other night.....he was pitching in the 8th with a 5-run lead.
If he breaks down come September, Wash has some ‘splainin’ to do.
"In 1983, analyst Bill James wrote that Martins "Billy Ball" era in Oakland was actually Billy Burnout, and that his methods led to the downfall of all five As starters."