getoffmywalrus wrote:can anyone tell me the definition of a hold. I've heard it's basically recording a save but just not in the 9th inning. Is this anywhere close to right? I'm just curious...
It's basically holding the lead. Coming into the game and not giving up the lead and getting at least one out. Also, you cant get a hold and save in the same game.
Also, holds are only given when th team has a save opportunity. For example, if a pitcher comes in for the 7th inning with a 6-0 lead, holds will not be given. However, if the pitcher comes in for the 7th with a lead of 3-0 and his team scores 3 runs in the 8th inning, he will still receive the save, even if the final score is not that of a save situation .