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Monday
Sep102012

4+ out saves

There have been 82 saves this season of at least 1.1 innings. The most recent was Billy-Ball fave Ernesto Frieri of the Angels who finished off the Tigers going 1.1 innings throwing 38 pitches as he earned his 18th save of the season as the red-hot Angels edged the Tigers, 3-2.

Ernesto Frieri yesterday

If you look at the September saves of at least four outs you will see a common thread...


PlayerDateTmOppRsltApp,DecIPHRERBBSOHRPit
1 Ernesto Frieri 09-09 LAA DET 3-2 8-9f ,S 1.1 0 0 0 1 3 0 38
2 Sergio Romo 09-07 SFG LAD 5-2 8-9f ,S 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 18
3 Craig Kimbrel 09-05 ATL COL 1-0 8-9f ,S 1.1 0 0 0 1 4 0 25
4 Jason Motte 09-03 STL NYM 5-4 8-9f ,S 1.2 0 0 0 1 2 0 31
5 Vinnie Pestano 09-01 CLE TEX 4-3 8-9f ,S 1.1 2 0 0 0 1 0 30
6 Fernando Rodney 09-01 TBR TOR 5-4 8-9f ,S 1.2 1 0 0 2 2 0 28
Provided by Baseball-Reference.comView Play Index Tool Used Generated 9/10/2012.

The only four-out reliever not for a contending team in this group was Vinnie Pestano for the Tribe and you can expect contenders to push their closers even more over the last three weeks of the season.

There are 16 pitchers who have already had multiple four-out-plus saves this season:

 

There have been 33 games in which pitchers have had at least five-out saves.

Here are the 19 saves of at least two innings:

RkPlayerDateTmOppRsltApp,DecIPHRER
1 Derek Lowe 2012-08-13 NYY TEX W 8-2 6-9f ,S 4.0 2 0 0
2 Jerome Williams 2012-07-30 LAA TEX W 15-8 6-9f ,S 4.0 8 5 5
3 Patrick Corbin 2012-07-08 ARI LAD W 7-1 7-9f ,S 3.0 3 1 1
4 Evan Scribner 2012-06-15 OAK SDP W 10-2 7-9f ,S 3.0 0 0 0
5 Hisashi Iwakuma 2012-05-30 SEA TEX W 21-8 7-9f ,S 3.0 5 3 3
6 Kris Medlen 2012-04-27 ATL PIT W 6-1 7-9f ,S 3.0 0 0 0
7 Junichi Tazawa 2012-04-26 BOS CHW W 10-3 7-9f ,S 3.0 2 0 0
8 Tom Gorzelanny 2012-04-25 WSN SDP W 7-2 7-9f ,S 3.0 3 1 1
9 Tyler Chatwood 2012-04-11 COL SFG W 17-8 7-9f ,S 3.0 2 1 1
10 Vicente Padilla 2012-05-07 BOS KCR W 11-5 7-9f ,S 2.2 3 0 0
11 Cristhian Martinez 2012-05-06 ATL COL W 7-2 7-9f ,S 2.2 0 0 0
12 Josh Kinney 2012-08-19 SEA MIN W 5-1 7-9f ,S 2.1 0 0 0
13 Glen Perkins 2012-08-02 MIN BOS W 5-0 8-9f ,S 2.0 0 0 0
14 Jeremy Affeldt 2012-07-31 SFG NYM W 4-1 8-9f ,S 2.0 0 0 0
15 Aaron Crow 2012-07-21 KCR MIN W 7-3 8-9f ,S 2.0 0 0 0
16 Darren Oliver 2012-07-15 TOR CLE W 3-0 8-9f ,S 2.0 1 0 0
17 Scott Downs 2012-07-02 LAA CLE W 3-0 8-9f ,S 2.0 0 0 0
18 Jeremy Affeldt 2012-06-04 SFG CHC W 3-2 8-9f ,S 2.0 0 0 0
19 Rafael Dolis 2012-04-27 CHC PHI W 5-1 8-9f ,S 2.0 1 0 0
Provided by Baseball-Reference.comView Play Index Tool Used Generated 9/10/2012.

In 1974, Rollie Fingers had 18 saves, just like Frieri this season, 12 of them were at least 1.1 innings.

RkDateTmOppRsltApp,DecIPHRERBBSOHR
1 1974-09-18 OAK KCR W 5-4 7-9f ,S 2.1 4 2 2 0 1 0
2 1974-09-02 OAK CAL W 6-4 8-9f ,S 1.1 2 0 0 0 2 0
3 1974-09-01 OAK DET W 5-3 8-9f ,S 1.2 1 0 0 0 2 0
4 1974-08-07 OAK TEX W 8-4 6-9f ,S 4.0 4 0 0 1 2 0
5 1974-07-28 (2) OAK CHW W 3-2 7-9f ,S 2.2 1 0 0 3 2 0
6 1974-07-16 OAK BAL W 4-3 8-9f ,S 1.2 0 0 0 0 4 0
7 1974-07-14 (1) OAK NYY W 7-3 7-9f ,S 3.0 1 0 0 0 3 0
8 1974-06-02 OAK MIL W 6-4 8-9f ,S 1.1 4 2 2 0 0 0
9 1974-05-31 OAK MIL W 5-2 7-9f ,S 3.0 1 1 1 1 1 0
10 1974-05-11 OAK MIN W 4-1 6-9f ,S 3.2 1 0 0 0 3 0
11 1974-05-03 OAK CLE W 3-1 8-9f ,S 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0
12 1974-04-16 OAK CHW W 4-3 8-9f ,S 1.2 1 0 0 0 3 0
Provided by Baseball-Reference.comView Play Index Tool Used Generated 9/10/2012.

 

I love that Fingers had no walks in nine of the appearances

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