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If Bret Meyers pitched and only allowed 1 earned through 6 innings, shouldn't he get credit for a QS? He fell apart in the 7th, but it looks like he should have gotten credited with a QS unless I am reading it wrong. Any help?
Its not what that stats were after 6, but when they finish. Suppose a SP toss 6IP and allows 3 Rs, and is remove from the game = QS... now suppose a SP tossed 8 shutout innings, but allows 4 in the 9th = yep its not a QS.
Personally I think it should be a graded level. 6IP/1R, 7IP/2R, 8IP/3 & finally 9IP/4R -- or tiers 2/3/4 & 5Rs, but don't really like 5Rs in 9IP as a QS.
Perhaps you should at least start the 7th inning... plus given up <4 at that point. Normally to hand it over to the bullpen...pitcher wants to hand it to the setup RP in the 8th (or closer in the 9th)... I think 6IP is too few. I like 7IP+/3R, and 9IP/4R.
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7IP and allwoing 4 earned runs is not a quality start.
Nobody cares what he did for 6 innings if he blows up the 7th.
It's not a QS when you pitch 8 shutout innings and then allow 10 runs in the 9th...
same here, his era for the day with 7IP and 4 earned runs is junk, not quality.
He's got to finish with QS numbers, not just have them at any point in the game. If he gets lit up in the 7th (like he did here), he loses it. Also, it's possible for a pitcher to leave a game with men on base and have the bullpen allow those runners, ruining the quality start.
definition of quality start:
6+ IP, 3 or less earned runs allowed for the start.
ex.1) if pitcher allowed no runs through 6 and allowed
more than 3 ERs during 7th or later in the game, the start
is not QS.
ex.2) on the other hand, if pitcher allowed 3 earned runs
in the 1st and did not allow any more earned runs til any
point beyond the 6th, then the start is considered as QS.
(Only if the pitcher did not allow any more earned runs after
the 1st inning which he allowed 3 ERs)