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  • JAH JAH Jun 29, 2008 12:33 PM Flag

    What is a save?

    you can get a save all sorts of ways. if you pitch the final 3 innings no matter what the lead, you get the save. if you come into the game with a 3 run lead, you only need to get the final out. also, if you are in a game with runners on base that can possibley make it a 3 run game or closer, and you get only the final out, you get a save. That is what Papelbon did. He entered the game with the bases loaded. If those runs would have scored it would have been a two run lead, which would qualify him for the save. Basically, they treat runners on base as runs already scored. it's kind of complicated to start, but once you learn it it's easy.

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    • that's pretty close. But on that last point, if the runner on deck represents the potential tying run, then it could be a save situation. Obviously if the potential tying run is either already on base or is batting then that works too. But the guy on deck is factored into the equation also.


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