PASA: Alfonseca

This series, Pitchers and Stomach Aches, is based on my new feature on, Decade's Worst Individual Pitching Performaces, otherwise know as DWIPP.

Antonio Alfonseca: Alfonseca's bad year in 2007 may have been overshadowed by his 8 saves during the time the Phillies were without a closer. Although he converted 8 saves, he also blew 5. Known as El Pulpo for having 6 fingers on each hand, Alfonseca took over the closing role for the Phillies when Tom Gordon and Brett Myers were injured.

In 49.2 innings, Alfonseca had a 5.44 ERA and 1.85 WHIP. Opponents batted .314 off the right hander. His strikeout to walk ratio was just 0.89.

Alfonseca must not of liked to come out during the day. During day games he had a 7.20 ERA.

2007 was the last season Alfonseca appeared in the majors.


GM-Carson said...

Amanda, I knew you were a great writer back in this blog's infancy, and now it's coming to fruition with your Phillies Nation spots. Congrats!

Amanda said...

Thanks Carson!

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