Tuesday, May 3, 2011

FullCountPitch - The Closer Goes To The Movies

Baseball has progressed over the last few decades from starting pitchers going the distance to a closer entering the game as early as the 7th inning to a one inning job. (Occassionally entering the game in the 8th inning). For the most part, there is the one go-to guy on each squad, but this season a number of closers have struggled, causing their teams to use replacement closers or closer by committee. Let’s take a look at how each “last man standing” has held up so far in 2011.

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Mariano Rivera Jonathan Papelbon Heath Bell Jonathan Broxton Ryan FranklinKevin Gregg Francisco Rodriguez Joakim Soria Huston Street.

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