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2008-04-28 07:17
by Bob Timmermann

Last year on April 28, Dave Roberts of the Giants drew the sixth catcher's interference call of the month. Edwin Encarnacion had already drawn two!

Yet this year, there is only one, by Lyle Overbay of Toronto, on April 10. I fear that the catcher's interference alarm may get all beat up like an old civil defense siren. Remember that complacency is the biggest enemy of catcher's interference. Always be watching, always be waiting. You never know when it could happen.

2008-04-28 07:39:16
1.   dianagramr
Sadly, unlike the civil defense siren, catcher interference has no "Fallout Shelter" sign with a cool/spooky logo.

2008-04-28 14:18:13
2.   minsc
I'm not sure where else to ask about this. The Griddle seems the place to go for scoring questions.

Tom Gordon received the win in the Phillies April 25 game. He entered the game in the 7th and protected a 6-5 lead. So, why the win? I can't figure it out. Obi-Wan Kenobi, you are my only hope!

2008-04-28 14:35:34
3.   Bob Timmermann
Since the Phillies starter left before five innings, but the team never trailed, the win goes to the pitcher deemed most effective.
2008-04-28 14:56:19
4.   minsc
Ah, great, thanks. So it doesn't just default to the next pitcher (Durbin.) I just wish they'd use that discretion more often when relievers actually give up the lead and then get the win. Thanks!

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