Sunday, June 26, 2005

Ayala's Arm

Frank only let Ayala in for a few pitches last night, letting Cordero come into the game in the 8th inning. He seems well aware that Ayala is overworked. (As is Majewski)

Just a random stat...

Ayala is on pace for 92 appearances this season.

When was the last time a relief pitcher appeared in that many games?

And, how many pitchers have pitched more games? (Note the presence of a lot of current names further down the list. But, also note that they're mostly specialists who pitch for a batter or two at a time, not an inning or two like Luis)

Majewski would be up there too, but he had the 'advantage' of starting his season in balmy New Orleans.

Careful, Frank! The Nationals have his rights for at least three more years. Pace yourself!