What is sv short for?


A baseball statistic that keeps track of the number of saves a pitcher has recorded.

A "save" is a stat used to keep track of how many games a pitcher has closed out. For a pitcher to earn a save, he must successfully pitch his team to victory when they are leading by no more than 3 runs or he enters the game with the potential tying run on base, up to bat, or on deck, or he pitches at least 3 innings. Also, a pitcher cannot earn a save if he is the winning pitcher. The pitcher must finish the game, and has to be credited with at least 1/3 (make one out) of an inning pitched. When a closer loses his team's lead, he is credited with a "blown save."


He is 27 for 27 in SV
Wow, he's prolly the most reliable closer in the game

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Updated July 8, 2015

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