I was reviewing the box score of last night's Reds game (Adam Dunn is such a slacker-why did he wait until the tenth inning to hit his home run, and why didn't he make sure that more that one guy was on when he hit it?).
Anyway, the box score on SI's web site had a pitching line for Todd Coffey of .1 innings pitched, 1 hit allowed, 1 base on balls, 1 strikeout, 1 home run allowed, three earned runs, a season ERA of 6.04---no surprises in any of that, as I had watched the game---but then I noticed this entry: "H, 6."
Was Todd Coffey credited with his sixth "hold" last night?
How in the world should Coffey get credit for a "hold" for his pitching performance last night?
If the box score was accurate, the requirements for being credited with a hold should be radically revised, or the whole idea of a "hold" abandoned.