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.

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  1. It feels like he’s been doing nothing but mopping up.

  2. He might be (I didn’t look at the individual box scores, though he did get the win last night), but he’s been successful at the task he’s been given and that gives me hope of him being a more important part of the bullpen next season.

  3. I’m curious as to what his velocity will be looking like in spring training next season. He was advertised as throwing mid 90s but was only hitting the low 90s when he was called up this season. I know he played AFL last winter, so I’m hoping maybe with him taking the winter off this year that he might resume throwing regulary in the mid 90s, and that may allow him to play a more prominant role in the pen than what he is doing now. His recent success is very encouraging though.

    Later,
    Tom

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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.

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