What the heck is a hold? Anyone have the official baseball definition of a 'hold'? Before I thought the relievers who came in before the closer came in to get the save got holds. Here's an example Russ Ortiz pitches 7 innings, leaves with a 3-run lead for the Giants. Felix Rodriguez comes in and pitches a scoreless 8th. Nen comes in and pitches a scoreless 9th. Ortiz gets the win. Nen gets the save. FRod gets the hold. On (4/07/02), the Mets pitchers got holds for pitching in a mets loss! So now i'm stumped, I've been meaning to ask about this.