ST. PETERSBURG - JUNE 22: Pitcher Andy Sonnanstine #21 of the Tampa Bay Rays pitches against the San Diego Padres during the game at Tropicana Field on June 22, 2010 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
The pen pitched four and a third innings last night without allowing a baserunner. They've been good. Real good. This image says just about everything you can say about them:
Here's five other tidbits:
- Soriano has a 16:1 Shutdown to Meltdown ratio.
- Cormier is the only reliever with a 1:1 SD:MD ratio.
- Benoit is the only reliever without a meltdown (well, and James Shields).
- Cormier is also the only reliever with a negative WPA.
- Benoit has a 17% whiff rate. Stephen Strasburg has a 17.2% whiff rate.