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Slama watch 2009

Posted on: May 26, 2009 5:39 pm
Edited on: May 27, 2009 12:52 pm

Who is ready for some Slama?

I know I am. Anthony Slama is still playing AA ball for the Twins minor league team The New Britain Rock Cats.

On the season so far he is pitching 3-0, 2.59 era, 9 saves, and 38 strike outs in 24 and a 3rd innings. And that is after a terrible game on 5/23 when he gave up 3 runs in his 1 inning. 

In 2008 he was 4-1 with 25 saves and a 1.01 era and 110 strike outs in 71 innings pitched and was named's Class A Adv. Relief Pitcher of the Year. 

I think we all know that Slama is the heir apparent to Joe Nathan and I can't think of a better way to learn the job then setting up for him in the 8th. Not to mention, the Twins need him. They have been looking for a solid 8th inning guy since Pat Neshek went down. So far this year the Twins relievers are carrying a combined earned run average over 4.00.

Category: MLB

Since: Dec 4, 2007
Posted on: May 31, 2009 8:33 am

Slama watch 2009

In his last 2 appearances, Anthony Slama has went 1 and 2/3 innings, giving up 3 hits, but no earned runs. He also had 1 base on balls, and 2 strike outs, resulting in 1 save and no earned runs.

So far on the season that makes 10 saves, an era of 3.00, and 41 k's to just 15 bb in 27 innings.

Since: Dec 4, 2007
Posted on: May 28, 2009 12:16 am

Slama watch 2009

In his last to starts he has given up 5 earned runs in his 2 innings of work. That is more then half of what he gave up all last year.

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