Brain Game: A Half-Inning
Here in metro Detroit, the joy of our NFL team actually winning a game last week has been tempered this week by the collapse of our AL team. We offered an "at-bat" logic Brain Game puzzle several days ago, in hopes the Tigers can pull it out, here's one about a productive half-inning. Enjoy!
Six batters came to the plate in the bottom of the fourth. In no particular order, they made one single, one triple, one walk, a called strikeout, a pop-out to first, and aÂ ground outÂ (but no stolen bases).When the half-inning ended, two runs had scored and a runner was left stranded on second. Based on this information and the clues that follow, determine how each batter fared. Good luck:
1. The first batter earned a base hit, unlike the fourth batter.
2. The second batter did not reach base, but the third batter did.
3. The pitcher threw only two pitches to the sixth batter.