August 1, 2012
Franklin Morales, Proven Closer
Last night, Franklin Morales got a save. Here is what Franklin Morales did:
So how did he get a save? His horse is named Friday!!!
No wait. That's the wrong riddle. He got the save because ...
Yes, Morales was actually pitching in the sixth inning, and when the game was called on account of weather, he was given credit for getting the last out of a three-run game. He did not retire the last batter he faced. But he recorded the last out of the game.
There are all sorts of stupid ways to get a save. This is the stupidest way to get a save. We've found the stupidest way to get a save. On the one hand, who cares? I don't care. On the other, baseball is the worst and we should stop watching it henceforth.
h/t to Matt Sussman