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Crediting Wins to Pitchers (I'm admitting ignorance - be gentle)


I'm an all-around sports fan, and since moving to LA in 2002, I have been a Dodger fan. (I grew up in Nashville and only had AAA).

With baseball, I must admit there are a few rules that I am a little shakey on. I am much more educated on the subtle rules of basketball and football.

For instance, the crediting of wins to pitchers.

Today, Chris Capuano pitched 6.2 innings w/o allowing a run. To any observing fan, he was the Dodger pitcher most responsible for keeping them in the bulk of the game. However, after a trio of spot relievers, Brandon League comes in for two innings and because he is the pitcher during the inning wherein Puig hits a winning home run, he gets credit for the win.

I know I can do some quick research and understand what the rules are. What I want to know is why this is okay with everyone. Or, does anyone know of any recent or not-so-recent attempts to change the process of crediting wins to pitchers?

It just seems unfair and illogical. But maybe it is very logical and you know why.

Either way, go Dodgers!

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