Today Chris Carpenter was removed from the game for a pinch hitter in the 6th inning.
Carpenter went 5 innings so he was eligible for a win. But he was pinch hit for in the 6th. My question is, if Carpenter was pinch hit for before the winning run scored, would he still be eligible for a win?
Even if he left the game courtesy of a pinch hitter, before the go ahead run crossed the plate?
Miguel Batista pitching:
David Eckstein: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Eckstein grounded out to second.
John Rodriguez: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Rodriguez reached on an infield single.
Albert Pujols: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pujols popped out to first.
Jim Edmonds: Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Edmonds singled to right, Rodriguez to third.
Scott Rolen: Ball, Rolen reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Rodriguez scored, Edmonds to second on shortstop Counsell's fielding error.
Scott Spiezio: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Spiezio walked, Edmonds to third, Rolen to second.
Yadier Molina: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Molina singled softly to left center, Edmonds and Rolen scored, Spiezio to second.
Aaron Miles: Luis Vizcaino relieved Miguel Batista, Eric Byrnes in center, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Miles hit by pitch, Spiezio to third, Molina to second
bSo Taguchi hit for Chris Carpenter.
So Taguchi: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Taguchi struck out swinging.
End of Inning (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)