August 12, 2008

Brad Ziegler

Brad Ziegler, a 28-year-old rookie relief pitcher, has pitched in 28 games this season for the Oakland Atheltics. Here are his stats:
 37 innings
21 hits
11 walks
17 strikeouts
130 batters faced
0 runs
Ziegler now holds the the major league record for most scoreless innings pitched to begin a career (he has allowed four of 18 inherited runners to score). The old record was 25 innings, set by George McQuillan of the Phillies back in 1907.

David Laurila has a brief Q&A with Ziegler.

1 comment:

Zenslinger said...

Nice that there's a bright spot in the A's utter misery of late. They always seem to bring up the young players, and the area fans seem to appreicate it.

A new stadium will be a big boon for them in a few years, though.