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that is a humorous amount of runs.

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A few nights ago: Texas Rangers 30, Baltimore Orioles 3.

One Response to “that is a humorous amount of runs.”

  1. Colin Says:

    Another hilarious part of this game is that Wes Littleton, the pitcher who finished the game for Texas, got the save. He got a save with a 27-run lead. You may ask: “How is this possible?” We’re used to the case where a closer comes on in the 9th with a lead of 3 runs or less and gets the save as long has he doesn’t blow the lead. However, the official rules stipulate that:

    The official scorer shall credit a pitcher with a save when such pitcher meets all four of the following conditions:

    (1) He is the finishing pitcher in a game won by his team;
    (2) He is not the winning pitcher;
    (3) He is credited with at least a third of an inning pitched; and
    (4) He satisfies one of the following conditions:

    (a) He enters the game with a lead of no more than three runs and pitches at least one inning;
    (b) He enters the game, regardless of the count, with the potential tying run either on base, or at bat or on deck; or
    (c) He pitches for at least three innings.

    So, the Texas pitcher got the save by satisfying parts 1,2,3 and 4c.

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