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Postby abc11435 » Tue May 22, 2007 9:14 am

Q: How can a pitcher lose a game w/o throwing a single pitch? (may be more than one right answer)
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Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Tue May 22, 2007 9:19 am

Well, technically he loses if his team loses so he just doesnt get in ;-D
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Postby abc11435 » Tue May 22, 2007 9:20 am

No, I mean how can a pitcher gets an "L" (on record), when he didn't throw a single pitch.
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Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Tue May 22, 2007 9:22 am

He comes into the game with a runner on 3rd, game tied, tries to pick off the runner, but throws it into left fiedl- runner scores, game over.
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Postby abc11435 » Tue May 22, 2007 9:25 am

Well technically that run is charged to the previous pitcher. But let me make it more difficult.

Q: How can a pitcher start a game and get an "L", without throwing a single pitch?
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Postby OneLoveBoomer » Tue May 22, 2007 9:33 am

He can't. If he doesn't throw a pitch, a batter can't hit. If a batter can't hit, a batter can't get on base. If a batter can't get on base, a batter can' get a run. If the opposing team scores no runs, a pitcher cannot get an L.
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Postby Jiu » Tue May 22, 2007 9:34 am

By making a whole lot of balks?

Although I don't know how the first player managed to reach.
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Postby abc11435 » Tue May 22, 2007 9:35 am

I did say it's a trick question didn't I? Now put on your thinking cap.
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Postby calc27 » Tue May 22, 2007 9:36 am

He would have to do something illegal like go his mouth 4 times which would walk the runner then there's an error on a pickoff attempt and the runner somehow scoress from 1st.

I'm sure the answer you're thinking of is much better, or at least I hope so.
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Postby abc11435 » Tue May 22, 2007 9:36 am

calc27 wrote:He would have to do something illegal like go his mouth 4 times which would walk the runner then there's an error on a pickoff attempt and the runner somehow scoress from 1st.

I'm sure the answer you're thinking of is much better, or at least I hope so.


Sorry to disappoint you, but you are right. :-)
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