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Old 05-31-2012, 01:56 PM   #343

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Originally Posted by houghtam View Post
It's even easier than that. A pitcher gets credited with a save if all four of the following conditions are met:

He is the finishing pitcher in a game won by his team;
He is not the winning pitcher;
He is credited with at least ⅓ of an inning pitched; and
He satisfies one of the following conditions:
He enters the game with a lead of no more than three runs and pitches for at least one inning
He enters the game, regardless of the count, with the potential tying run either on base, at bat or on deck
He pitches for at least three innings

The three innings thing is awesome, you're right. Everything else is subject.
Speaking of the 3 inning "save," check out the box score from the Ms Rangers game:

Yup, 21-8 final, Iwakuma locked that bad boy down
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