mtarail wrote:1st off, no team in American ML baseball uses a closer for 3 innings.
You can only blow a save if you have a save opportunity. The only way to have a save opportunity is to be pitching in the 9th inning with a lead of at least one but no more than 3 runs.
you are wrong.
there are, I believe two ways of earning a save
i) pitch at least the last three innings of a game that your team wins and not get the win
ii) finish the game that your team wins (and not get the win) after you have come in with the tieing run at least in the on-deck circle.