Today's pm1 game (Friday) is game 7 of the LCS between my 1970 Mets and the LA team that won the West Division, in a progressive league - number 105082.
The best pitcher in the league this year is the guy my opponent quite understandably is having pitch game 7: Wayne Simpson (don't ask me). Simpson went 23-3 with a 2.09 ERA and shut us out in game 3.
But I have a fatigue question: Simpson, in 1970 is listed as having 176 IP in RL and with the 10% allowance by WIS that should come to 194 rounding up. Yet he has pitched 224 innings in this league this season, plus a postseason game - I know that we get proportional increases in IP to get through the postseason, but only that, not more and fatigue keeps working in the playoffs.
How is it possible that he was still at 100% in game 3 ? He should be 31 innings over - or a little overe 16% over his increased allowed IP?
He did often have low pitch counts early in the season, but then had plenty that were 100 + and he went 98 pitches against us in game 3.
I gather the answer is pitches thrown, but assuming a rough average of 15 pitches for an inning is not amazingly improved upon in his case, I don't see how he makes up a different of 31 innings over his RL total and stays at 100%.
I don't mean to be petty here, to win we should have to beat the other team's best, but I had to leave my bullpen exposed to use my 5.5IP/G low IP closer Luis Tiant in game 5. If there is something brilliant to learn about how to use a pitcher like Simpson and turn him into Sandy Koufax 1965, Bob Gibson 1968, Doc Gooden 1985 and Ron Guidry 1978 then it would be good to know after presumably having my hard hitting team get 2-hit and shutout in game 7.
Here are Simpson's season records: