tadelatt LSU Fan Buga Nation Member since Jan 2010 9369 posts
re: #2 LSU 5 @ Alabama 0 | TIGERS WIN! | Astro's summary in OP | Game 2 - 7:00 Sat (Posted on 4/19/13 at 9:50 pm to rt3)
quote: you can throw shut out innings and be relieved
True. But that isn't a shutout.
quote: No pitcher shall be credited with pitching a shutout unless he pitches the complete game, or unless he enters the game with none out before the opposing team has scored in the first inning, puts out the side without a run scoring and pitches the rest of the game without allowing a run. When two or more pitchers combine to pitch a shutout, the league statistician shall make a notation to that effect in the league's official pitching records.