The Washington Times - April 25, 2011, 03:22PM

The Phillies’ Roy Halladay threw 130 pitches Sunday in his 3-1 win over the Padres, a threshold rarely reached in this hurler-coddling era. Consider: There were only four 130-pitch outings last season – Halladay had one of them – and there have been just 44 since 2005, the year the Nationals came to Washington. Anybody want to guess which pitcher has had the most over that time?

Answer: None other than Nats workhorse Livan Hernandez, who’s thrown 130 or more pitches on eight occasions in the past seven seasons (the last in a seven-inning no-decision against the Rays in 2006). Here are the major-league leaders in this department since 2005 and since 2000. As you’ll see, Livo tops both lists by a comfortable margin:

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MOST 130-PITCH OUTINGS SINCE 2005

8 Livan Hernandez, Nationals

4 Roy Halladay, Blue Jays/Phillies

2 Carlos Zambrano, Cubs

2 Jason Schmidt, Giants

2 Tim Lincecum, Giants

2 Edwin Jackson, Tigers/Diamondbacks

2 Aaron Harang, Reds

MOST 130-PITCH OUTINGS SINCE 2000

24 Livan Hernandez, Giants/Expos/Nationals

13 Randy Johnson, Diamondbacks

6 Jason Schmidt, Pirates/Giants

6 Bartolo Colon, Indians/Expos/White Sox

5 Curt Schilling, Phillies/Diamondbacks/Red Sox

5 Mark Prior, Cubs

5 Chan Ho Park, Dodgers/Rangers

5 Pedro Martinez, Red Sox/Phillies

FYI: Hernandez’s 150 pitches against the Marlins in 2005 are as many as anybody has thrown in a game in this millennium. (The Reds’ Ron Villone threw the same number in a two-hit victory over the Cardinals in 2000.)

Source: baseball-reference.com