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Box score lines of the year

Check out the gory details of some of the more ugly box scores from the 2002 season.

Originally Published: September 28, 2002
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

Dominating closer dept. John Smoltz, April 6, vs. Mets:

2/3 IP, 6 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

John Smoltz Relief pitcher Atlanta Braves

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2002 SEASON STATISTICS

GM IP SV BB SO ERA

74 79.1 54 24 83 3.29

The gory details It had been 20 years since any relief pitcher had given up eight runs (or more) in any ninth inning of any game, under any circumstances. ...

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