|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||80.00||5.00||3.00||26.00||3.38||1.12||67.00||14.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Toronto|| 1.0||0||0|| 9.00||0||0||1|
|vs LHB|| 4.0||0||0|| 4.50||0||1||2|
|vs RHB|| 2.0||0||0|| 4.50||0||0||3|
|04/24/2014||Doug Fister, SP WAS||Tommy Hunter, RP BAL|
|04/24/2014||Edwin Encarnacion, 1B TOR|
Joe Smith, RP LAA
Madison Bumgarner, SP SF
|Tommy Hunter, RP BAL|
Masahiro Tanaka, SP NYY
Eric Hosmer, 1B KC
|04/23/2014||Josh Hamilton, LF LAA||Tommy Hunter, RP BAL|
|Last 10 Games|
|Tommy Hunter picks up sixth save Wednesday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(4/23/14) Orioles closer Tommy Hunter recorded his sixth save Wednesday, pitching a scoreless inning despite giving up three hits in his team's 10-8 win over the Blue Jays.
Hunter loaded the bases with one out but was able to get induce a ground ball for a game-ending double play. He owns a 3.86 ERA and 6:1 K:BB ratio in seven innings.
|Tommy Hunter escapes with fifth save Monday |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(4/21/14) Orioles closer Tommy Hunter did not have a flawless ninth inning Monday against the Red Sox. However, he got the job done in a 7-6 win to secure his fifth save of the season.
Hunter got off to a good start by retiring the first batter he faced before Brock Holt singled to center. Dustin Pedroia followed with a double before David Ortiz was intentionally walked to load the bases. Mike Napoli cut the deficit to one with an RBI groundout, but Hunter worked out of trouble as he got Mike Carp to ground out to first base to end the threat.
Hunter is now 5 for 6 in save chances. He has a 4.50 ERA through seven appearances (six innings).
|Tommy Hunter nails down save against Rays |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(4/16/14) Orioles closer Tommy Hunter rebounded from his first blown save of the season and two straight appearances in which he yielded a run to shut down the Rays on Wednesday.
Hunter gave up a leadoff single to Desmond Jennings in the ninth before retiring the next three batters, including Brandon Guyer on a strikeout to clinch the victory.
|Tommy Hunter suffers first blown save |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(4/13/14) Orioles closer Tommy Hunter suffered a blown save Saturday night against the Blue Jays, his first of the season.
Hunter entered the game in the ninth inning with a slim, one-run advantage before serving up a two-out, solo home run to Colby Rasmus to tie the game. He was charged with one run on one hit and no walks while striking out one in an inning of work. He is 3 for 4 in save chances with a 4.50 ERA in four innings pitched.
|Tommy Hunter secures third save Wednesday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(4/9/14) Orioles pitcher Tommy Hunter picked up his third save Wednesday, giving up one earned run on two hits in his team's 5-4 win over the Yankees.
Hunter surrendered a leadoff double and gave up an infield single, but he was able to induce a game-ending double-play after a sacrifice fly cut the lead to one. He owns a 3.00 ERA and 3:0 K:BB ratio in three innings.
|Tommy Hunter's transition from mediocre starter to excellent reliever has been pretty impressive. Last season, Hunter posted a 2.81 ERA and 0.99 WHIP over 86 1/3 innings, picking up six relief wins and striking out 68 batters. He had four saves. His average fastball velocity, which had been 91-ish for most of his career, jumped to 96 m.p.h. And with Jim Johnson gone (and Grant Balfour's deal never coming to fruition), Hunter could enter the season as a favorite for saves. If Hunter emerges as the closer, he inherits a role that had Johnson getting 101 saves over the last two seasons, so this could be a boon. Hunter comes with some risk (he may not get the closer job) and downside (his strikeout rate is low for a would-be closer), but those concerns didn't prevent Johnson from having two straight 50-save seasons. Hunter is worth a late-round gamble in Roto leagues, with his value tied tightly to the probability of him closing.
(Updated 1/9/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/24/14||@ TOR||7:07 pm||Drew Hutchison|
|4/25/14||KC||7:05 pm||Yordano Ventura|
|4/26/14||KC||7:05 pm||Jeremy Guthrie|
|4/27/14||KC||1:35 pm||James Shields|
|4/29/14||PIT||7:05 pm||Charlie Morton|
|4/30/14||PIT||7:05 pm||Gerrit Cole|
|5/2/14||@ MIN||8:10 pm||Phil Hughes|
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