Rachel pitched in a nine inning baseball game. She faced 27 batters, three each inning, and retired each and every one of them. Fourteen went down by strikeout, and 13 were thrown out at first or hit pop flies. It was a remarkable pitching performance, yet Rachel's team lost the game by a score of 2 to 1. How is this possible?
AnswerRachel was a relief pitcher. She was brought in during the first inning after the starting pitcher had already allowed two runs to score.
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