Just noticed that last night’s winner, Todd Coffey has been pitching great the last two months…
He’s pitched 17 1/3 innings, giving up 17 hits, but only 3 earned runs, hasn’t allowed a homer, has only walked 5 (though he’s only struck out 5) and has a 1.55 ERA in that time. He’s also kept the ball on the ground, with 36 ground outs to 15 fly outs (always a good thing when you’re pitching at GABP).
I couldn’t find any game breakdown on his inherited runners vs runners allowed to score for this time period.
But he appears to be getting it and could be a bigger help in the bullpen next year.
I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.