Originally Posted by Kc61
As it turned out Aroldis got a "hold" and did not get a blown save.
Along the same lines, this is one stat I have trouble agreeing with. This isnt the situation as yesterday but I am mentioning because of the "hold" topic.
Chapman is our closer as every team has that "one" guy.
Yet if Hoover or Marshall etc pitch the 7th and we are up 2, if successful , they get a hold. Yet if they give up the lead, they get a Blown save when everyone knows they wouldnt be in there in the 9th ninety nine % of the time.
Of course only place it comes into play is where, the ESPN'S or MLB network's are listing team stats and say, the Reds have 5 blown saves etc.
I guess the only way to really fix it is to call them "blown holds" 8th inning or prior and the save for the 9th. Obviously in the event the pitcher does finish the game, he would get the save regardless.