Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Consistent bullpen has saved Nats

While "Clipp and Save" are enjoying life in the spotlight tonight, their nicknames on T-shirts handed out to fans entering the ballpark, credit is due to the entire Nationals' bullpen. While other facets of the roster have experienced ups and downs through the season's first three months, this relief corps has remained remarkably consistent.

Nats relivers carried a 3.45 ERA into tonight's game, fourth-best in the National League and seventh-best in the majors. Six of the group's seven regulars -- right-hander Joel Peralta just joined the roster yesterday -- owned ERAs under 4.00, and the worst of the bunch (Miguel Batista) has been plenty respectable with a 4.23 ERA.

Then there's this: Since Drew Storen's arrival on May 17, the entire Washington bullpen has posted a 2.51 ERA. Read all about that and more on csnwashington.com.


Anonymous said...

Hopefully Stammen or someone replaces Batista SOON. There are other stats that indicate how many times a reliever blows games ... I am fairly certain he is at or close to the top in these categories: FIP: 5.79, xFIP 5.77, WAR -0.6

Compared to say Burnett: ERA 2.74, FIP 3.08, xFIP 3.83 with a WAR of 0.4.

Anonymous said...

"Since Drew Storen's arrival on May 17, the entire Washington bullpen has posted a 2.51 ERA." Dumping Bruney couldn't have hurt either ...

Bonnie Jo said...

Wow, I guess Drew Storen's dad was right when he said that we should check the stats since Drew's arrival. Go Dad!

alm1000 said...

batista has pitched well lately but has stunk the place up most of the year.
And all the inherited runners he has let score went on others ERA not his.
he needs to go.

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