Scenario:Â While facing theÂ first batter ofÂ game, the home team’s starting pitcherÂ suffers a knee injury and has to beÂ replaced. The batter has a full count when the new pitcher enters the game.
As the official scorer, you must choose whether theÂ originalÂ pitcher’s statisticsÂ or the new pitcher’s statisticsÂ willÂ beÂ affected, based onÂ what the outcome is of the plate appearance. Which of the following is true?
A -Â A strike-out and a walkÂ would be assigned to the original pitcher.
BÂ – A strike-outÂ would be credited to the original pitcher but a walk would be charged to the new pitcher.
CÂ -Â A strike-outÂ would be credited to theÂ new pitcher but a walk would be charged to theÂ original pitcher.
D – A strike-out and a walkÂ would be assigned to theÂ new pitcher.
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Answer:Â C – A strike-outÂ would be charged to theÂ new pitcher but a walk would be charged to theÂ original pitcher.
RuleÂ 10.16(f)(1) states:
If, when pitchers are changed, the count is
2 balls, no strike,
2 balls, 1 strike,
3 balls, no strike,
3 balls, 1 strike,
3 balls, 2 strikes,
and the batter gets a base on balls, the official scorer shall charge that batter and the base on balls to the preceding pitcher, not to the relief pitcher.
RuleÂ 10.16(f)(2) states:
Any other action by such batter … shall cause such a batter to be charged to the relief pitcher.