Should a save be given by discretion of the official scorer rather than a pitcher closing out a game?
In that example, the lefty pitcher is likely to get the win (at the discretion of the scorer). You want him to get the save too? Doesn't sound right to me.
You're either ignorant of or are choosing to ignore the definition of a save - a pitcher entering a game with a lead of four runs or less, and closing out the win. When you have a defined stat, there is no need for the scorer to make a decision, unlike when a starter does not work the minimum required number of innings in a game where they leave with the lead and the lead is never lost. Then, the scorer must decide what reliever gets the W. You can argue about whether or not the save should be a statistical category, but not about how it is decided.
They can just divide the save stat into two stats and create a whole new stat. A rule book save and a scorers save. They seem to like to do that type of stuff with the stats already.