pel had asked how many leads had been blown, and I took that to mean seventh inning or later.
I don't know whether we're seeing more than expected, or less, but I know it certainly seems like leads in successive innings had been blown before Sunday night in Arlington.
Guess not, though.
Blown Leads After the Sixth`
|Game #||Date||Vs.||7th||8th||9th||Who Do We Blame?|
|61||9||at White Sox||Reliever(s)|
|The Bullpen, of course.|
|*The Reliever(s) more than the starter, of course|
We have yet to blow a lead in extra innings, something to aspire to, I suppose.
When I used to care about football, I remember hearing about defenses that would "bend but not break," and I guess that was our bullpen in May. As we saw yesterday, innings pitched were up, WHIP was up, homers per nine was up, but blown leads were down.