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Remaining relievers with a 0.00 ERA

Posted by Andy on May 12, 2010

Here are the remaining 6 players with a 0.00 ERA this season (through yesterday's games) with a  minimum of 10 games:

Rk Player ERA G Age Tm GS GF W L W-L% SV IP H R ER BB SO ERA+
1 Andrew Bailey 0.00 12 26 OAK 0 11 0 0 6 11.2 7 0 0 1 6
2 Mariano Rivera 0.00 10 40 NYY 0 10 0 0 7 9.0 3 0 0 2 9
3 Will Ohman 0.00 16 32 BAL 0 2 0 0 0 11.0 7 0 0 7 9
4 Darren O'Day 0.00 14 27 TEX 0 3 0 1 .000 0 11.1 8 1 0 2 3
5 Randy Flores 0.00 15 34 COL 0 4 1 0 1.000 0 8.0 3 0 0 2 3
6 Ron Mahay 0.00 10 39 MIN 0 3 0 1 .000 0 9.0 5 1 0 1 9
7 Tim Stauffer 0.39 10 28 SDP 1 6 2 1 .667 0 23.1 18 1 1 4 19 970
8 Carlos Villanueva 0.51 15 26 MIL 0 2 0 0 0 17.2 9 1 1 7 20 804
9 Carlos Marmol 0.61 14 27 CHC 0 13 1 0 1.000 4 14.2 9 1 1 9 30 746
10 Jose Valverde 0.61 16 32 DET 0 16 0 1 .000 9 14.2 6 2 1 5 10 719
11 Leo Nunez 0.68 13 26 FLA 0 9 1 0 1.000 6 13.1 4 1 1 5 15 642
12 Arthur Rhodes 0.69 14 40 CIN 0 0 1 1 .500 0 13.0 4 1 1 4 14 632
13 Sergio Santos 0.73 13 26 CHW 0 3 0 0 0 12.1 5 1 1 5 16 613
14 Tyler Clippard 0.76 16 25 WSN 0 2 6 0 1.000 0 23.2 12 2 2 12 29 558
15 Jose Contreras 0.77 13 38 PHI 0 5 2 1 .667 0 11.2 6 1 1 1 15 564
16 Joe Beimel 0.77 13 33 COL 0 3 0 0 0 11.2 8 1 1 3 5 607
17 Evan Meek 0.86 15 27 PIT 0 3 1 1 .500 1 21.0 15 3 2 6 20 486
18 Matt Capps 0.98 17 26 WSN 0 16 0 1 .000 13 18.1 14 3 2 6 17 434
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Generated 5/11/2010.

For good measure I threw in guys under 1.00.

Ron Mahay has certainly had an up-and-down career so far, especially considering that he first came to the majors as an outfielder.

Some other names that impress me are Jose Contreras, who has embraced his role with the Phillies, and Mariano Rivera, who keeps on chugging along.

Check out the same list from last year: guys appearing in at least 10 of their team's first 32 games (as relievers) as registering a 0.00 ERA:

Rk Player Year #Matching W L W-L% ERA SV IP H ER BB SO WHIP
1 Frank Francisco 2009 14 Ind. Games 1 0 1.000 0.00 9 14.2 7 0 4 13 0.75
2 Arthur Rhodes 2009 13 Ind. Games 0 0 0.00 0 11.0 7 0 3 9 0.91
3 Octavio Dotel 2009 13 Ind. Games 1 0 1.000 0.00 0 11.1 6 0 8 14 1.24
4 Heath Bell 2009 11 Ind. Games 1 0 1.000 0.00 8 11.2 5 0 2 14 0.60
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Generated 5/11/2010.

Well looky there. Arthur Rhodes again. Since his return to the big leagues in 2008 he has been outstanding. A regular Jamie Moyer :)

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9 Responses to “Remaining relievers with a 0.00 ERA”

  1. Marmol's strikeout rate has been phenomenal.

  2. Given his lengthy career as a reliever, Arthur Rhodes only has a handful of plate appearances, 5 total in 19 seasons. Despite several years in the NL, 4 of those at-bats (and his 1 hit, a single) came as an AL pitcher. (From this game in Philly, which he also won for Baltimore.)

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/PHI/PHI199806080.shtml

    Assuming Rhodes comes back next year--how many other guys played at least 20 years with only 1 hit?

  3. Larry R. Says:

    Mariano rolls along at age 40. A WHIP of 0.56. Wow.

  4. Bailey got lit up last night so he is off this list.

  5. Villanueva and Clippard can also be removed from the list.

  6. Something I just found out that I didn't realize:
    Back in 2008, Rivera passed the 1000 IP mark and thus qualified for the pitching leaderboards. He's the active leader in ERA, WHIP, SO/BB, HR/9, ERA+ (by 60 points, best all time by 50 points), PtchR, RE24, WPA, REW, RF/9, and Fld%. If/when Trevor Hoffman retires, he'll also take over the active lead in G, S, GF, and H/9.

  7. "how many other guys played at least 20 years with only 1 hit?"

    Looks like only one -- Dan Plesac -- but a few others have come close:

    http://bbref.com/pi/shareit/TqNeu

  8. Thanks for jinxing Clippard. I'm a Nats fan and had him on my fantasy team :-)

  9. To be fair, Raphy started it by posting about Clippard's 6-0 record :)