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  • francisco francisco May 30, 2014 3:55 PM Flag

    holding and losing at the same time

    How is it possible LaTroy Hawkins earned a hold while losing the Wed May 28 game? If a hold means preserving the winning score what did he preserve if Rockies lost with the runs charged on him?

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    • Holds aren't an official MLB stat and I agree, they can be very confusing. Looking at the box score, my guess is that the error by Rutledge that allowed Tony Gwynn Jr to reach is the key. That play happened between the two outs Hawkins recorded. Had Gwynn been retired, the inning would have been over and Hawkins would have had a save. Instead, he was removed and Boone Logan came on to give up a single to Revere (scoring Gwynn Jr and making Hawkins the pitcher of record despite the run being unearned) and then the homer to Ryan that made Hawkins the loser.
      Confused? I still am too, haha. Holds suck...I'm getting rid of them next season.


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