Did you know that one of the best relief pitchers in the major leagues is named JJ Putz?
That’s right: Putz is the closer for the Seattle Mariners and he’s currently tearing up the stat book. He has more saves (29) than base runners (28) in 46 1/3 innings. He’s also given up just one run in a save situation, has no blown saves and the best ERA in baseball.
Want to read more? Here’s a recent article from seattlepi.com entitled (I kid you not) “Putz Putting up Cy Young Numbers.”
That reminds me of the book Underneath the Grandstand by Seymour Butts. Keep up the great comments, Brant. It’s always a joy reading your latest entries!