Four days ago, Hiroki Kuroda threw 105 pitches.
Today he's pitching Game 2 on "short" rest, which of course is something that pitchers almost never do during the regular season, and managers generally send their guys to the mound on short rest only in October, when they're under duress. Because the numbers aren't encouraging.
Well, here are some numbers: Through three innings, Hiroki Kuroda has faced nine Detroit Tigers and he's struck out seven of them. Here's the last pitch of the third inning, to Omar Infante:
Of course Kuroda can't keep this up. But just in case you're wondering, a) there have been two no-hitters in postseason history, and b) the record for strikeouts in a postseason game is 17 (Bob Gibson, 1968 World Series).