Back to Boards

Scorers rule the world


Scorers rule the world

Yesterday Clay Holmes long scoreless streak ended when he blew save. He finished the 8th inning with game tied at two. Yankees scored twice in the 9th and then Wandy Peralta came in for the 9th and got the save. But scorer instead decided to give the win to Peralta (and no save). Who knew they could do this?

Re: Scorers rule the world

Amazing how much the context of a sentence changes when you leave out one letter...

Re: Re: Scorers rule the world

That's really strange. I would expect Holmes to get a BS and a Win and Peralta to get the save. I've never seen that before. I just searched Wandy Peralta and there's a video in my search results from MLB.com with the title "Wandy Peralta earns the save 06/20/2022 New York Yankees."

Re: Scorers rule the world

Right, even some articles I read say Holmes got win and Peralta save because that’s how it’s normally scored. But in fact the Rays official scorer gave Peralta a win and nothing to Holmes. Just never knew that was an option. I thought scorer only had that option when starter didn’t go five innings.

Found this:
The official scorer invoked the rarely used “brief and ineffective reliever” clause and took the win from Clay Holmes and gave it to Peralta and replaced his second save with his second win.

Brief? He pitched to five batters. Was he really ineffective? He gave up a double, two ground balls to pitcher that scored runs (one was a single), a walk, and strikeout to end the inning. So he pitched to five batters and three outcomes were outs or weakly hit balls. Seems an odd time to use that rarely used rule. Maybe one of those cases where scorer wants to be noticed.

Re: Re: Scorers rule the world

If they wanted to break from tradition, they definitely should’ve given Cole the win and Peralta the save.

Re: Scorers rule the world

I think I heard Joe Maddon has got a new gig as official scorer for tampa!!!