Winning and Losing, Take 2

Thanks to Tom Tango for pointing out that last night's Seattle-Tampa Bay game is the PERFECT example of the utter stupidity of the pitcher win as currently constituted. Mariners starter J.A. Happ gave up three runs in six innings -- what we have come to know as a quality start. However, when he left the game, his team trailed 3-2 so he was not eligible for a win. He was only eligible for a loss. Tampa Bay's Alex Colome had only pitched 5 1/3 innings, but he gave up just two earned runs so he left the game in the opposite position, eligible only for a win, not a loss.

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