Well, Lookey there. It looks like we have the makings of a solid bullpen again. WHAT!. Here is what we have, granted we can still use some upgrades. Duffey has been solid with a few hiccups earlier in the year and has a 3.61 ERA. Thielbar has a 3.71 era and is striking out 11.3 per 9 innings. Alcala is back off the DL and pitched 2 scoreless innings and while his era is high this year due to giving up lots of homers, He didn’t give them up last year and I would expect him to normalize. Minaya and Couloumbe have been solid with a 3.20 and 3.04 ERA in 25.1 and 23.3 innings. Garza is still getting some time in here but has an ERA in the 3’s including his time in Houston in over 20 innings and Gibaut has only 1 game so far but has promise. I am not saying by any means that we have a great pen but our pen has seemed to settle into providing good performances more often then not lately and with a large number of relievers too. (Note I am not including Colome because that guy is the 2nd coming of Ron Davis this year).
Duffey 3.71 ERA in 47.1 innings
Thielbar 3.61 ERA in 51 innings
Alcala 5.00 ERA in 45 innings and 4.08 career ERA in 70.2 innings
Minaya 3.20 ERA in 25.1 innings (does anyone know if we have control for next season with Minaya)?
Coulombe 3.04 ERA in 23.2 innings
Garza has 1.93 ERA in 9.1 innings and 3.10 ERA in 20.1 innings season to date
Colome had a 4.35 ERA with lots of unearned runs and blown saves. (I don't trust him in pressure situations at this point but he could prove to be serviceable to just get innings).
Rogers will be back next season and hopefully we can find another reliever Gibaut maybe or Farrell or Dobnak when they come back from the DL, who can step up and help keep runs off the board the rest of this year. Also Moran should be up at some point.
While I am sure that our pen is not where we want it to be, I am glad they are performing at a solid rate as we go through growing pains with the shattered rotation.