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Postby BronxBomber2007 » Sat May 05, 2007 10:08 pm

I am not sure if this is the right forum...but I would like to know the answer to this question. Thanks
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Postby Hawks Fan » Sat May 05, 2007 10:12 pm

A save occurs when a relief pitcher, non starter, does one of the three things:

1. He comes into the game with a lead of no more than three runs and pitches for at least one full inning, to end the game.
2. He comes into the game with the potential tying run either on base, at bat, or on deck.
3. He pitches "effectively" (usually for at least three innings) after entering the game with a lead.
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Postby BronxBomber2007 » Sat May 05, 2007 10:15 pm

So how did Cordero of Milwaukee get a save tonight....He only threw 1 pitch to 1 batter with 1 guy on base with Milwaukee up by 3 runs?
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Postby Hawks Fan » Sat May 05, 2007 10:18 pm

BronxBomber2007 wrote:So how did Cordero of Milwaukee get a save tonight....He only pitched to 1 batter with 1 guy on base with Milwaukee up by 3 runs?


They were up by 3, 1 man on with the potential tying run in the on deck circle. Number 2 that I listed.
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Postby BronxBomber2007 » Sat May 05, 2007 10:20 pm

I always thought that the tying run had to be at the plate and didn't see that in your statement. That really stinks that a guy can only throw 1 pitch and get credited with a save...especially when I am playing against him.
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Postby Hawks Fan » Sat May 05, 2007 10:24 pm

Yeah I know what you mean, that always seems to happen to me too. It's extremely frustrating. I'm playing a team of scrubs this week and I'm getting beat offensively for the first time all year. Fantasy can drive you crazy. Good luck man.
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Postby issaquah stud » Sat May 05, 2007 10:40 pm

That's funny. I have Cordero. But the kicker is I have Saito as well. Look at how he got the save. I laugh, my opponent screams in disqust!!!
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Postby baseballboy » Sat May 05, 2007 10:48 pm

another save from tonight - Dodgers/Braves:

9th inning
score is 6-1
bases are loaded
tying run in the on deck circle
Siato gets the save

it seems odd but yes . . . this is a save because the pitcher entered the game with the tying run in the on deck circle.
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