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Closer Usage

In light of the heat Mike Matheny is drawing for being reluctant to use his closer in a tie game in the 9th inning while on the road, here’s a look at how often each closer was used in those situations during the 2014 regular season.

Batters faced by closers in road games after the 8th inning in 2014
PA
1. Santiago Casilla (SF) 26
2. Jenrry Mejia (NYM) 26
3. Cody Allen (CLE) 25
4. Hector Rondon (CHC) 23
5. Mark Melancon (PIT) 19
6. Koji Uehara (BOS) 18
7. Sean Doolittle (OAK) 15
8. Jake McGee (TB) 15
9. Craig Kimbrel (ATL) 15
10. Aroldis Chapman (CIN) 14
11. Joe Nathan (DET) 12
12. Sergio Romo (SF) 11
13. Joakim Soria (DET) 10
14. Fernando Rodney (SEA) 9
15. David Robertson (NYY) 9
16. LaTroy Hawkins (COL) 8
17. Steve Cishek (MIA) 6
18. Rafael Soriano (WSH) 6
19. Kenley Jansen (LAD) 5
20. Jonathan Papelbon (PHI) 4
21. Francisco Rodriguez (MIL) 4
22. Addison Reed (ARI) 4
23. Zach Britton (BAL) 3
24. Huston Street (LAA) 3
25. Greg Holland (KC) 3
26. Glen Perkins (MIN) 3
27. Trevor Rosenthal (STL) 2
28. Casey Janssen (TOR) 2





2 Comments

  1. Dave wrote:

    I see both Casilla and Romo on the list. Did this analysis count PAs by both relievers over the whole season, or does it only count PAs when they were annointed the closer?

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