For a starting pitcher, the benchmark of a solid performance on the mound is a quality start.
In order to earn a quality start, a pitcher must toss at least six innings in which they allow no more than three earned runs.
But is this asking too little from a starter?
In the latest Dunkin’ Donuts poll question, fans were asked whether a quality start should require starting pitchers to complete seven innings instead of six. To see the poll results, check out the video above.
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