Lofunzo wrote:I am by no means a holds expert but if Quantrill came into a 7-3 game in the 7th inning, isn't that technically a save situation??
It really depends on which stat service you use. The original hold was a STATS, Inc concoction and it uses the Hold definition that is most often mentioned. In the mid-90s SportsTicker took over the contract for USA Today (as well as ESPN) to do the box scores and they came up with their own method which was different in a couple ways.
1. You don't have to record an out to get a hold. Just enter the game in a save situation and leave the next guy a save situation.
2. The new design does not
credit pitchers with holds in big run leads. So a 7-3 lead would only be a hold if the pitcher entered the game with the tying run on-base/at-bat/on-deck.