Legendary Leo Mazzone: Let Strasburg throw

Legendary pitching coach Leo Mazzone is among those who vehemently oppose the Washington Nationals’ plan to not let 24-year-old Stephen Strasburg finish the year due to a predetermined limit they have placed on his number of innings pitched.

“This idea of (shutting down pitchers due to pitch and inning counts) is starting to go around the whole game now, and it’s totally ridiculous, because there is no guarantee that lesser innings is going to do anything for a pitcher’s arm.”

Read the MLB.com story.


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