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Baseball scoring question

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by goalmouth, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    Does a pitcher take the loss if he starts, goes five complete for the losers who never had the lead, gives up 4 runs, none earned?
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    What was the final score? What was the score when he left? Did any of the guys he left on base score?

    Fact that he didn't allow any earned runs is moot.
  3. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

  4. Wendell Gee

    Wendell Gee Member

    If they were losing when he left - and they never tied the game after he left - yes, he takes the loss.
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    (He said they never had the lead. I didn't answer because, theoretically, score could have been tied.)
  6. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    The losing team was never tied. OK, thanks everyone. Seems contradictory -- no earned runs on pitcher's record, no walks, HBP, error or wild pitches, but gets an L anyway after brutal fielding by his team.
  7. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Who would you give the "L" to? The shortstop?
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I like that. No earned runs, give the L to the player with the most Es
  9. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Bad news for Ryan Braun.
  10. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    It's from a minor league A game. The SS made two errors in one inning, I'd give him a one-way ticket back home to Tin Can Island.
  11. Wendell Gee

    Wendell Gee Member

    Or Miguel Cabrera.
  12. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    If his team trailed the entire time he was in there and never tied the game, yes he takes the loss.

    If they tie the game and someone else coughs up the go-ahead run, that other pitcher takes the loss.
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