In Inning Baseball there is a column at the end of the scorecard with LOB – this stands for ‘Left on Base’ and is basically an indication of how many potential runs you left on the field.
If you are a football fan (soccer) then LOBs are the equivalent of adding up Shots on goal minus actual goals scored.
Calculating Left on Base is simple:
Hits + Base on balls – runs = LOBs
In the game above, the REDS have 11 hits for the game and also produced 4 base on balls (a total 15 times on base as a team). They also scored 6 runs. So to calculate LOB you simply take 6 from 15 which equals 9. The REDS left nine potential runs on the field on this game.
The DOGS made 7 hits and 3 base on balls for a total of 10 times on base as a team. They also scored 6 runs (before the extra inning). So to calculate LOB for them is simply 10 minus 6 = 4 LOB.
The conclusion is that the DOGS where much more efficient with their chances to score. However, the REDS now have an advantage in the way Inning Baseball plays out extra inning in a tied game.
LOBs are important for tied games and the Extra Inning
In Inning Baseball, this becomes important in tied games that go into the extra inning.
Inning baseball is a condensed game (for fast play) so when a game is tied, the tie breaker inning (OT) represents every extra inning. In reality the game could go on for 2,3,4 or more innings to get a result.
The rules on how the tie breaker works are explained in the game rules when you download the game.
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