jswede wrote:Maris09 wrote:Crippler wrote:
Just take a quick look at the scoring and its pretty obvious.
The pitcher was struggling, but Tor was still up by a few runs, so Downs came in to preserve the lead...then gave it up. If he had finished the inning without giving up so many runs, he would have stayed in the game for the 5-out save.
Can't we all start doing this before posting simple questions?
oh, and by the way, your explanation for going to Downs only 1 out after the SP exiting, 5 outs to go, with Frasor and Ryan still in the 'pen, neither of whom worked the night previous... makes no sense either.
Like I said, it takes a little common sense sometimes. I think everyone else here understood the explaination
It's simple. When the the game is going down the tubes (bases loaded, 1 out), you bring in your pressure guy to salvage the game. If he's successful, they enter the 9th with a lead and he can proceed to get the save as well.
Not that hard