I noticed this awhile ago, ESPN platforms & others selling this stat on top of the totally hijacked SAVE STAT and CONVERSION COMPILERS. It's another way to deflect attention from a difficult situation (or "save") for a late inning reliever---or "closer," another way to slice and dice the SAVE STAT. The YES Network featured Michael Kay (who also works for ESPN) and a booming Bob Lorenz using the 1-2-3 stat--to what else---negatively define Mariano Rivera tonight. Rivera in fact had a 1-2-3 9th against the Red Sox, but Kay and Lorenz have bought the program, noted it had been 'X' number of games SINCE Rivera had a 1-2-3......
- This 1-2-3 stat again allows Supreme Court justices at ESPN/MLB to focus the "save" stat on the one inning, usually the 9th, allowing STAT COMPILERS TO OBFUSCATE.
- IF THE 'SAVE' IS COMPILED WITH A 3 RUN LEAD AND NO MEN ON BASE, IT'S EASIER TO GET A 1-2-3. Obviously.
Bob Lorenz was ecstatic about Manny's homerun. Jeter's homerun was back to his normal tone of voice.