Scenario:Â During a plate appearance, theÂ batterÂ gets injured on a swing andÂ has to be replaced. The replacement batter inherits a full count on entering the game.
As the official scorer, you must choose whether theÂ originalÂ batter’s statisticsÂ or the new batter’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 batter.
BÂ – A strike-outÂ would be charged to the original batter but a walk would be credited to the new batter.
CÂ -Â A strike-outÂ would be charged to theÂ new batter but a walk would be credited to theÂ original batter.
D – A strike-out and a walkÂ would be assigned to theÂ new batter.
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Answer:Â B – A strike-outÂ would be charged to the original batter but a walk would be charged to the new batter.
RuleÂ 10.15(b) states:
When a batter leaves the game with two strikes against him, and the substitute batter completes a strikeout, the official scorer shall charge the strikeout and the time at bat to the first batter. If the substitute batter completes the turn at bat in any other manner, including a base on balls, the official scorer shall score the action as having been that of the substitute batter.