The Super-Advanced Point of Weakness system is a board game rule that is not in effect (as is) for SOM Online. Instead SOM Online uses the Pitch Count Fatigue system, which does incorporate the POW rules below when determining a pitcher's Condition, but not for affecting card readings.
How a pitcher reaches his POW Edit
Find each pitcher's point of weakness (POW) in the upper right portion of the Advanced side of his card. The number in parentheses following the word "starter" or "relief" is the inning of work when the pitcher becomes vulnerable to fatigue. If a pitcher is both a starter and reliever, he will have two different POW factors.
Once a pitcher reaches his POW, it cannot be overcome, no matter how well he pitches afterwards.
A starting pitcher reaches his POW in the following ways:
- He reaches his POW inning (or any inning after that) and allows any combination of three hits or unintentional walks in the same inning. His POW begins with the next batter after the third hit and/or walk.
- He reaches his POW inning (or any inning after that) and allows any combination of four hits or unintentional walks in any two consecutive innings. His POW begins with the next batter after the fourth hit and/or walk.
- He gives up 5 runs in any one inning, 6 runs in any two consecutive innings, or 7 runs in any three consecutive innings, even if he hasn't reached his POW inning yet.
A relief pitcher's POW is determined by outs. A reliever with a POW of (1) is immediately vulnerable to fatigue. He could reach his POW by yielding three hits and/or unintentional walks without recording an out. A reliever with a POW of (2) would become vulnerable after he has recorded three outs. Then, whenever three hits and/or unintentional walks occur within a subsequent three-out period, the reliever reaches his POW.
Example: A reliever with a POW of (2) enters the game with one out in the 6th inning. He becomes vulnerable after one out in the 7th. Then, after getting the second out in the 7th, he walks the next two batters before getting the third out. But he allows a single to the leadoff batter in the 8th, and becomes fatigued, because he has allowed three hits/walks in a three-out period after reaching his POW.
What happens when a pitcher reaches his POW Edit
Note: this section is NOT applicable to SOM Online. Refer to Pitch Count Fatigue.
When a pitcher is fatigued by reaching his POW as per the above situations, all play results found on pitcher cards with an @ sign preceding it change from their original outs to SINGLE** (all baserunners advance two bases).