Rule 10.16(g) Comment: It is the intent of Rule 10.16(g) to charge each pitcher with the
number of runners he put on base, rather than with the individual runners. When a pitcher puts runners
on base and is relieved, such pitcher shall be charged with all runs subsequently scored up to and
including the number of runners such pitcher left on base when such pitcher left the game, unless such
runners are put out without action by the batter (i.e., caught stealing, picked off base or called out for
interference when a batter-runner does not reach first base on the play). For example:
(1) Peter is pitching. Abel reaches first base on a base on balls. Roger relieves Peter. Baker
grounds out, advancing Abel to second base. Charlie flies out. Daniel singles, scoring
Abel. Abel’s run is charged to Peter
(2) Peter is pitching. Abel reaches first base on a base on balls. Roger relieves Peter. Baker
forces Abel at second bases. Charlie grounds out, advancing Baker to second base.
Daniel singles, scoring Baker. Baker’s run is charged to Peter.