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!