Question about lack of a starter

Question about lack of a starter

Post by GEOFFREY E DI » Thu, 01 Oct 1992 12:17:06


        Ok people, here's a question. Last Sunday, Roger Clemens couldn't
pitch due to a pulled groin muscle. He is announced as the starter and
is listed in the boxscore after the game with 0 pitches. Since Hesketh
was recorded as the second Boston pitcher, was it necessary for him to
get five innings to get a win?

 
 
 

Question about lack of a starter

Post by Ken Eme » Fri, 02 Oct 1992 05:37:11


Quote:

>    Ok people, here's a question. Last Sunday, Roger Clemens couldn't
>pitch due to a pulled groin muscle. He is announced as the starter and
>is listed in the boxscore after the game with 0 pitches. Since Hesketh
>was recorded as the second Boston pitcher, was it necessary for him to
>get five innings to get a win?

Yes, the pitcher of record would be the one who is pitching at the end
of the fifth (with a lead that is never lost) or the one who is pitching
when the lead is taken (as in after the fifth) therefore a pitcher can
get the win if he pitches the last out of the fifth with his team leading
and they never lose the lead.

bye,
ken emery


 
 
 

Question about lack of a starter

Post by Ryan R Robbin » Sat, 03 Oct 1992 08:09:35

Clemens was NOT the starting pitcher in that game. Hesketh was the
starting pitcher. Being in the starting lineup meant nothing. In
order to have been the starting pitcher, Clemens would have had to
have thrown at least one pitch. I don't know what box score you saw,
but it was incorrect. The official scorer made it clear during the
Red Sox radio broadcast that Clemens was not the starting pitcher.
Just thought I'd clear this up.

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