On the night before Rubby De La Rosa was going to make his first start as a Dodger after three relief appearances an innocuous comment was made by Xeifrank asking for a guess on his pitch count. Joey Joe said 90 and then spent the rest of the night defending that number.
Many of us felt the number was crazy high and that his max count should be 75 given his last start came on May 21st and he had thrown a total of 70 since then and it was now June 7th.
Not only did Rubby throw 90 pitches, he threw 96. Every single person was wrong but Joey Joe. The only reason I bring this up is not to feed Joey Joe's ego but to remind us that we all thought it would be crazy for management to let him have a pitch count >= 75, given he had not started since May 21. Some felt less was warranted. The Dodgers let him throw 96. On July 30th, he blew out his elbow. One is probably not related to the other, but I don't have a problem with going back to the date of his first start and at least reading what we thought would be prudent at the time.