Re: 8-14-2012 Mets at Reds
Brutus, fwiw, this comes close to addressing your in-game question.
From Elias: Reds had 14 men left on base through 7 innings without scoring a run. The last team to be held scoreless through 7 innings despite leaving 14 men on base was: Senators vs Tigers, on September 14, 1969 (14 left-on-base, 0 runs through 7 innings)
“If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant’s life, she will choose to save the infant’s life without even considering if there is a man on base.” —Dave Barry