A save?!? Are you kidding me?

By now you have probably seen the highlights, or at least the score of the Rangers/Orioles game. The Rangers spanked Baltimore 30-3. Most runs scored in like a 100 years yada, yada. Here’s the most ridiculous stat from the game. Forget Saltalamacchia and his 4-6 night with 7 RBI and 5 runs scored. Never mind the fact that the Rangers left 19 more on base. Look beyond the 252 pitches made by the Orioles staff.


They gave Wes Littleton a freaking save! Yes, you read that right. He entered the game in the 7th inning with his team up 14-3. Yes, I’m aware of the rule that a player is eligible for a save if they pitch three innings in relief. But did they really need to award that save? They scored 16 more runs while he was on the mound! What a ridiculous way to get a stat. By the way, it was his first save. Congrats Wes, you sure survived that pressure cooker!


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3 responses to “A save?!? Are you kidding me?

  1. Hi all:

    It is interesting the Ranger/Oriole game has everyone thinking something different because of the non-typical results. You were pointing out that a save is a bit strange when the game was already decided, one of the writers researched that was the most runs scored in 120 years, and my thoughts were that although they gave up 30 runs Baltimore only used 4 pitchers. How often do you see a game with 6-8 being used for at least 1/3 of an inning. One of my neighbors was quick to point out that Baltimore scored 10 runs in two games and Texas equaled that in 1 inning.

    My stomach was a bit settled with the Yanks getting a win against the Angels tonight.

    May all of you have a great Thursday,
    Craig Fenton
    Author of the Jefferson Airplane book “Take Me To A Circus Tent”
    website http://www.takemetoacircustent.net
    blog http://craigtheairplaneman.wordpress.com

  2. rickg15

    Hi all- blah, blah, generic response that I pasted on 50 comment sections to promote my new book. I’ll let it slide this time.

  3. And that was only game one of a double dip. The Rangers eeked out a mere 9 runs in game 2 winning 9-7. Baltimore managed to find the end zone in the second game. Between the two games the rangers set the record for most runs in a double headder previously set at 36. Way to go boys. Of course you realize they used up all of their runs for the rest of the season.

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