steveo; charging a starter with a loss if he was ahead or tied at 5 innings seems a little severe. That would make him responsible for bullpen performance he had no control over. Why not keep your record as 5 innings or whenever he exited the game? If you are playing 5 innings, which I do too, that would seem to be more indicative of probable future performance. Just my 2 cents worth. BOL of course, we are in this together to an extent.