mattlasley on July 23, 2012, 12:29 am
Game 2 thoughts.
box  was unusual infield hit to the 1b who had to come far off the bag for the ball, with 2b backing up behind, and pitcher coming to cover. B/R just out legged the pitcher for the hit.
box  was described elsewhere on the site. ball behind runner to 3b who threw to catcher to save the run, and the B/R advancing was snagged by a throw to 2nd & 1st for an unusual DP.
box was a little odd, a 2-rbi single, but the runner going from 1st to third got caught after the play at the plate fizzled.
The pitching lines I put a "+" in the BB boxes for HBP. I have also added a column like "H" (on the 12-man sheets). Not sure how to help myself track that.
On visiting sheet, I think I mentioned before that I put the "auxilliary" type of box on the same row. I use the last row. Here's a sheet with 2 of them, which sort of messed up my defensive position recording, but not really. I have had high-scoring games start to run over this far, but rarely.
mattlasley on July 20, 2012, 02:14 pm
Just some observations from the first game.
- I screwed up some of the batting line tallies (when batters came on later in game). Normally this works well, but I was probably tallying at the field and just muffed it.
- Diamonds on the right side I use for defensive positions. in box  of visiting side you can see innings 1, 2, 3 and after the 3rd, pitcher swapped with left fielder (usually I use these arrows for mid-inning changes). in box  I try to underline the changes from a previous diamond (in practice, I try to only write the changes. When I have time, I may add the repeats after underlining the changed ones).
- box  double error. Ball hit to F5 who overthrew F3 who then overthrew F2 allowing an additional advance of B/R at a minimum. I judged the error was the only reason #24 scored and so erased the circle and underlined it (because ball was hit to the F5, in the path of the runner, and a pair of good throws not only gets the out, but at least holds him at 3rd)
- box  I write the fielders that handle it, even if there's no out. If something happens (error, assist, etc) I'll change it or more likely just put a box around it with the note. here the batter moved up on the throw.
- on wild pitches or passed balls, balks, or SB, I start as far back as necessary to give room for future ones. For example in box  on home sheet, the wild pitch is written on the upper right side, because if there was another wild pitch, it'd got in near the 2nd-3rd side and still have room to write another in the 3rd-home side, so basically accounting for the trail runner, even though all runners (can) move up on such things. In this particular case, the wild pitch was recovered by the catcher in time to feed the pitcher who got the runner out coming home.
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