Re: John Erardi: Buzz surrounding Reds comparable to 1992
Originally Posted by Tony Cloninger
I understand it is the rule to give a BS to a pitcher if he blows the game for the starter......no matter what inning....but it cannot be until after the starter is officially the starter of the game and eligible for the win. He cannot get a win until he goes 5 at least.....so the Reliever cannot get a blown save until at least the starter has gone 5. All he could be....if he came in during the 2nd or 3rd is the loser of the game.
Going back to the original point though....I look at blown saves for closers, mainly in the 9th and that is what I vividly remember about 1992. Bankhead was great in the 7th-8th role.....but both Dibble and Charlton also had saves pitching 8th-9th innings as well...as they did not over specialize the bullpens that much yet.
Yep. I think you're right that it can't be a blown save that early.
I also kind of get your point about blown saves in earlier innings. If the starter can't go at least 7 or 8 and keep the other team away from the soft underbelly of the bullpen, that's on him to some degree.
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Last edited by mth123; 03-17-2013 at 11:29 AM.