Yanks_Baby wrote:Why is Juan Cruz credited with a blown save? He came in with no outs and a man on third and first and didn't give up a hit. Sure a runner scored but it was in no way his fault. Not just that, it was in the ninth inning. It wasn't even officially a save opp. Am I wrong?
It was a save opp. He came in with a 1 run lead with runners on first and third. It doesn't matter what inning it was as long as he gave up the lead while pitching and he's not the SP. The run scored on a routine ground ball out. It wasn't his ER but it was scored while he was pitching and that's what matters. However, he certainly can't be faulted for it and it will in no way hurt his chances of continuing as interim closer.
I needed a win more, anyway.