Are managers too strict on pitch count of their pitchers?
Among pitchers, starters were much more likely to vote yes (56%) than were relievers (46%).... Injured Padre Jake Peavy (pitching elbow) had averaged a big league high 107.8 pitches per start through Sunday; the Angels' Ervin Santana (above, left) led the AL at 107.5... The Red Sox' Jon Lester (above, right) threw 130 pitches, the most in the majors this year, in his no-hit win over Kansas City on May 19.... Royals starters average 99.1 pitches per outing, the most in MLB; the Yankees' average 86.4, the least.... Tim Wakefield's 172 pitches over 10 innings as a Pirate against the Braves in 1993 is the most in a game by an active pitcher.... In '62 Washington Senator Tom Cheney threw a record 228 pitches in a 16-inning complete game win over the Orioles.
[Based on a survey of 465 MLB players] ? For more on the poll, and to comment on it, go to SI.com/players.