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Q: How many batters would a pitcher face if he pitched a perfect game?

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No because if the pitcher pitched a perfect game and his team did not get runs that would be unfair to the pitcher and a game is supposed be 9 innings

What do you mean by does it count? If it is a run rule complete game and the pitcher struck out 15 batters then yes it is a complete perfect game. If the pitcher simple didn't allow a base hit in same situation then it's not a perfect game it would be a no hitter.

Not unless the pitcher is just put onto the mound after the bases are already loaded. If he pitches, and there are 2 outs already, and someone catches the batters hit, then yes, he pitched that inning. Or if he pitched and there was a triple play, which would be hard to do unless the other fielders had excellent timing.

For a nine inning perfect game the pitcher would record 27 outs (3 outs in each of the 9 innings).

You add up the number of hits allowed and add to the number of walks allowed and divide by innings pitched. If a pitcher has walked 50 batters and given up 150 hits and pitched 180 innings, the WHIP would be calculated as (50 + 150) / 180 which equals 1.11.

IP stands for Innings Pitched. It is a pitching statistics that records the amount of innings the pitcher pitched. It can be divided into thirds by the outs that were recorded while the pitcher was still on the mound. For example: Its the 5th inning and there are 2 outs. The pitcher needs to be taken out of the game and is replaced with another pitcher. The number of innings pitched for this game would be 4 2/3. The relief pitcher would then pitch 2 1/3. This would add up to the complete 7 inning game.

Obviously, we can never get the exact odds of a pitcher pitching a perfect game. However, we can use scenarios to determine the odds of pitching a perfect game for that situation. For example, the game is taking place at 7:00 P.M at the pitcher's home stadium. The pitcher's odds of letting a man on base or committing an error each at-bat during a 27 out period is .300. The pitcher's team is guaranteed to score a run. (This is never the case, but were assuming.) The weather is perfect. The pitcher's odds of pitching a perfect game would be, according to my calculations, 0.0065712362363534280139543%. Obviously, this is only one situation. Many perfect games are much more likely to be pitched by better pitchers. I did the best I could just to give you a good idea of the odds of pitchers pitching perfect games. Now you try doing the math to see why they are so rare.

if it's a right handed pitcher

Yes, the pitcher who pitched the bottom of the previous inning would get the win and if a new pitcher is used in the bottom of the next inning and holds the lead, he would get the save.

The home team would have to win the game. The home pitcher would face 27 batters and get 27 outs and the visiting pitcher would face 25 batters, getting 24 outs and allowing 1 to score somewhere between the first inning and the eighth inning. That would be 52 batters minimum for a 9 inning, 1-0 game.

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