Blown saves are not just a Tigers speciality

by Bill Chuck on June 13, 2013

What is going on with relievers this season?

That was my question as I watched Lorenzo Cain hit a tying, two-run homer off Jose Valverde with two outs in the 9th and then Eric Hosmer hit a walkoff single off Phil Coke in the 10th to give the Royals a 3-2 win over the Tigers.

The Tigers’ bullpen now has a 4-12 record with eight blown saves, but they are far from the only team with a struggling relief corps.

2013 AL Bullpens

Tm Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV%
BAL 13 9 38 25 13 66%
BOS 11 7 20 12 8 60%
CHW 8 13 24 19 5 79%
CLE 8 4 18 9 9 50%
DET 4 12 23 14 9 61%
HOU 6 15 23 14 9 61%
KCR 13 10 25 17 8 68%
LAA 8 9 22 16 6 73%
MIN 10 9 28 18 10 64%
NYY 12 6 28 25 3 89%
OAK 11 3 24 18 6 75%
SEA 5 12 23 16 7 70%
TBR 10 12 24 15 9 63%
TEX 13 6 25 21 4 84%
TOR 15 12 22 15 7 68%
LgAvg 10 9 24 17 8 69%
147 139 367 254 113 69%
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/13/2013.

2013 NL Bullpens

Tm Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV%
ARI 15 8 33 20 13 61%
ATL 13 5 27 19 8 70%
CHC 8 9 24 11 13 46%
CIN 12 13 28 20 8 71%
COL 11 11 20 13 7 65%
LAD 11 16 31 17 14 55%
MIA 8 14 14 8 6 57%
MIL 10 10 23 14 9 61%
NYM 10 13 20 10 10 50%
PHI 9 11 17 12 5 71%
PIT 15 8 31 25 6 81%
SDP 8 12 23 17 6 74%
SFG 12 8 22 17 5 77%
STL 6 9 31 20 11 65%
WSN 10 7 25 17 8 68%
LgAvg 11 10 25 16 9 65%
158 154 369 240 129 65%
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/13/2013.
  • Saves are not automatic this season and if you think that there are more blown saves this season, well, the results are mixed.

The successful save percentage since 2008

2013: AL – 69%
2013: NL – 65%

2012: AL – 72%
2012: NL – 68%

2011: AL – 68%
2011: NL – 69%

2010: AL – 69%
2010: NL – 69%

2009: AL – 68%
2009: NL – 66%

2008: AL – 66%
2008: NL – 62%

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