Jimbo OZ wrote:For a save to be credited to a pitcher, the pitcher must fulfil at least one of the following three conditions:
1. He comes into the game with a lead of no more than three runs, and pitches at least one full inning.
2. He comes into the game with the potential tying run being either on base, at bat, or on deck. In other words, the potential tying run is either already on base or is one of the first two batters he faces.
3. He pitches at least three "effective" innings (this is the only subjective criterion and is judged by the official scorer).
Baez didn't fulfil any of these conditions.
Hence he doesn't have to pitch one full inning, but must fulfill one of the conditions.
(Just in case this post gives you the false impression that he must pitch one full inning due to the bold text).
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