When I put Version 1 of my Retrosheet scorecard on this site, I knew that there was (at-least) one situation that it could not handle. When the third out of an inning was made on the bases (caught stealing), and a pitcher change or batter change was made prior to the at-bat being completed in the following inning, the scoresheet could not compute a correct box score.

After the situation occurred twice in the Pirates’ first 21 games, I knew that I needed to find a way to make it work.

It’s probably not a perfect solution, but it works.

If this problematic situation arises, put a “B” (for Before) or an “A” (for After) in the BA column. If the substitute entered before the inning ended, put a “B” in the BA column. If the substitute entered after the inning ended, put an “A” in the BA column.

For example:
Jason Kendall flies out to left fielder Brandon Moss.
Yovani Gallardo homers (2) on a fly ball to left field.
Rickie Weeks walks.
Chris Duffy flies out to left fielder Brandon Moss.
With Ryan Braun batting, Rickie Weeks caught stealing 2nd base, catcher Robinzon Diaz to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.

Inning 8

Ramon Vazquez called out on strikes.
Robinzon Diaz doubles (1) on a fly ball to right fielder Corey Hart.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch hitter Craig Monroe replaces Ian Snell.
Craig Monroe called out on strikes.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, second baseman Rickie Weeks to first baseman Prince Fielder.

Pitcher Change: Tyler Yates replaces Ian Snell, batting 9th.
Ryan Braun grounds out, shortstop Ramon Vazquez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Since, Tyler Yates entered after Rickie Weeks was caught stealing, an A should be placed in the BA column of Tyler Yates’ substitution line.



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