I'll answer your question-No!!! The article is reckless in
by domerduck (2018-06-30 02:16:04)

In reply to: Did the Oregon State coach cross the line..  posted by TWO

its accusation. Certainly Abel's parents supported Pat keeping him in (see attached article). It was clear he wasn't stressing and it was also clear that Casey was giving him rope based on whether he put anyone on. Starting in the 6th inning Pat was ready to replace him if he got one batter on. He didn't. He earned the right to stay out there

Pitch count is less important than when and how the pitches were made. His liberal use of this very effective change up was helpful. He also started to use his curve in the later part of the game. I think he'll be fine and will have fun watching him here in Corvallis he next two years.