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pitcher's cards

PostSat Jun 08, 2013 12:04 pm

I have a question on relief pitcher's cards. What does the "relief (2)/3" mean? This is on Mariano Rivera card and I have seen others with "relief (5)/0", etc. I understand the (2) means he can go 2 x 3 outs before getting tired but what's with the /0 ?


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Re: pitcher's cards

PostSun Jun 09, 2013 11:01 am

The second number reflects the pitchers closer rating. You may be aware of the closer rules but for those that aren't:

If a pitcher has a closer rating of 0 then he is susceptible to tiredness as soon as he allows a hit or a walk if it is a closer situation. Since Mariano has a closer rating of 3, after he records 3 outs he'll lose his effectiveness as soon as he allows a hit or a walk. Once effectiveness is lost @ become SI**.

To your point of an R2 going 6 outs before getting tired, this is from "How to Read a Pitchers Card" on the Game Rules page.

A relief pitcher becomes fatigued under the same circumstances as a starting pitcher does (i.e. allowing 3 hits and/or walks within a 3-out period, etc.), but the point at which these rules kick in is determined by outs. A reliever with a Relief endurance of 1 is immediately vulnerable - he could become fatigued if he allows 3 hits and/or walks before recording a single out. A reliever with a Relief endurance of 2 would become vulnerable after he has recorded 3 outs.

Here's a more detailed rules source:

http://www.baseballthinkfactory.org/btf ... mrules.htm

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