Re: Best bullpen ever?
This thread reminds me of what Andy Demetra tweeted about last week before the Vandy series. He said the last time USC had a reliever to pitch for 25+ innings on the season and have an ERA below 1.00 was 1979's Jeff Twitty. At the time of his tweet, USC this season had FIVE (5) pitchers with sub-1.00 ERAs for 25+ innings.
Since then, Widener was one of them but he gave up 2 ERs in 0.2 IP in the middle-gm loss to Vandy to bump his overall ERA to 1.42 in 31.2 IP.
But the other four are:
Josh Reagan: 0.36 ERA in 25.0 IP
Joel Seddon: 0.48 ERA in 37.1 IP
Cody Mincey: 0.52 in 34.1 IP
Reed Scott: 0.68 ERA in 39.2 IP
Still pretty impressive considering the tradition we've had. Taylor could still get his ERA lowered to below 1.00 perhaps with a few appearances during the postseason, although it's harder now with so many innings pitched, plus some BP arms may not see much action now that the games are becoming more critical. Also, you have to factor in the fact of the newer bats giving pitching stats a boost these days....