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A "quality start" for a pitcher in baseball is defined as giving up no more than three runs in six or more innings of work. For frames of reference, a starter needs to complete at least five full innings (a majority out of nine) to be eligible for a
I cannot speak to cricket, but in baseball there is a system of who has precedence in a fly ball situation: Outfielders have precedence over infielders Infielders have precedence over the catcher and pitcher Catchers have precedence over the pitcher
Bullpen specialization is a relatively new phenomenon. And there are a ton of factors that come into play, but I'm going to keep it simple here. First and foremost, almost ever pitcher is more effective if he pitches fewer innings in an outing, if he
No the run does not count because the runner is forced to advance by the batter, constituting a "force out". A run cannot score on a force play (commonly called a force out) that results in a third out of an inning. A force out does not have to end i
No, in fact you're likely a distinct disadvantage, but game theory comes into play here. When teams A and B play, they are almost certainly going to each pitch their best starter in the game. If A wins, they are pitching their #2 starter vs C's #1
Grant Williams arrived at Hendersonville High School prior to his sophomore year. It was as a junior that he made his mark. The Commandos relied on the right arm of the 6-foot-4, 225-pound standout heavily in their postseason run to the Class AAA Sta
The starter left after five innings with a one run lead. (Actually, he was "pulled" after letting the first two batters on base in the sixth. ) A reliever comes on, "strands" the two inherited runners in the sixth, then pitches the seventh and the ei
Chicago Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa is in hot water for using a corked bat in last night's game versus Tampa Bay. How does corking a bat help a hitter? Corking a bat lightens the lumber, which in turn increases bat speed and, the conventional wisdom hold
A 2011 collision that left San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey with a broken leg sparked an MLB debate about preventing injuries. Many collisions have caused head injuries, but a bigger risk to catchers is foul tips. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide
The Baseball-Reference. com Batting Game Finder has data going back to 1903. To get the list of pitchers who have hit home runs in the postseason, make the following setting changes on that page: select "Find Players with Most Matching Games in Multi