Last night, Franklin Morales got a save. Here is what Franklin Morales did:
- Enters game, leading by three, with one runner on and one out in the inning;
- Gets groundout for second out;
- Allows single;
- Walks batter;
- Goes home;
- Watches Tosh.0;
- Falls asleep.
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