We have talked about innings pitched a lot recently, with the articles going both ways. Some of the time we are talking about players who will fall short of their total from the previous season, while other players are setting new career highs and going well beyond those old totals.
Pitcher Eduardo Vera, who goes for West Virginia tonight, is a perfect case of the latter. I mentioned below that he is already above his innings total from the previous four years combined, with one of those seasons being the year he missed due to Tommy John surgery. It's noteworthy for him though, because he seems to be tiring down the stretch. He was putting up great stats through most of July, but as his innings total increased, he seems to be fading. While you want guys to build a strong base for the fo...
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