Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:42 pm

I am not particularly conversant in the details of all the rules (so I welcome correction), but I think these are the rules that explains the result you are questioning:

27.3 A pitcher reaches his POW in either of two ways:

A. He reaches his POW inning (or any inning after that) and

allows any combination of three hits or unintentional walks in the

same inning. His POW begins with the next batter after the third hit

and/or walk.

B. He reaches his POW inning (or any inning after that) and

allows any combination of four hits or unintentional walks in any

two consecutive innings. His POW begins with the next batter after

the fourth hit and/or walk

27.54 The maximum number of innings a starter can pitch without fatigue is 11.

27.55 A starter who “doesn’t have it” may “lose his stuff” before

his POW inning. If a starter gives up 5 runs in any one inning, 6 runs

in any two consecutive innings, or 7 runs in any three consecutive

innings, consider him fatigued and convert all readings followed by

dots to SINGLE** (all other runners advancing two bases).

So Ryne Duren CAN get fatigued on 3 hits or walks starting in the 5th inning, but can go to 11 like any other starter without getting fatigued if he is pitching well. A starter with a 7 rating can do the same thing, but can give up more hits and walks without getting fatigued in inning 5 and 6 as long as he does not give up a bunch of runs.

I don't seem to have the same luck with Duren, On the teams that I have had him recently , mostly 4-6 innings, with the most being 7.2 (and he had started to fatigue)

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Egnaro on Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:23 pm, edited 2 times in total.