February 7, 2023

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Edwin Diaz has stolen the show, but Adam Ottavino has been wildly important to Mets success – The Denver Post

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Adam Ottavino, the Mets’ relief pitcher who’s been asked to get three or more outs in eight of his last 16 games, has been great at extinguishing the other team’s late-inning chances. After a scoreless outing in the first game of the Mets’ doubleheader on Saturday, the veteran righty brought his ERA down to 2.30 for the season. Among relievers who have thrown at least 40 innings, Ottavino is in the top 30 of ERA, ground ball rate (53.3%), WHIP (1.00), ERA+ (174), strikeout percentage (29.1%) and walk rate (6.4%).

It’s no secret that his younger and harder-throwing bullpen mate Edwin Diaz has become the best reliever in the world this year. But now in his 12th MLB season, without…

Tribune News Service

2022-08-07 09:35:59

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