The bullpen is truly proving its worth
One of the constant positives we’ve seen so far this season is the bullpen. Despite being heavily depended upon early, they have stopped the bleeding when needed. Every Rockies reliever has played in either two or more games this season. This goes back to the starting pitchers not being able to stay in for longer than five or more innings.
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On the bright side, all eight relievers have a combined 38 strikeouts. The super bullpen still deserves that title … as of now.
Though the bullpen as a whole does look good, there are a couple of guys who are making very fun to watch the bullpen. First, there is Bryan Shaw, he was a bit overlooked as most eyes were on closer Wade Davis when they both signed three-year deals with the Colorado Rockies back in December. However, he gave up his first runs in seven outings on Tuesday night when a three-run homer ended his scoreless streak in a Rockies uniform.
The next man that we’ll be talking about is none other than Adam Ottavino. He’s on fire, with a 0.00 ERA and two wins under his belt. But it doesn’t stop there. Otto has only allowed one hit in the seven innings he’s pitched in. Also in those seven innings, he has struck out 15 of the 22 batters he’s faced.
Adam Ottavino is seriously hitting his mark and has shown no signs of stopping. He’s currently one of the reasons why this super bullpen is super this season.