Losses by Relievers

by Bill Chuck on June 27, 2013

I don’t mean to sound mean by piling on Jim Johnson today, but not only did pick up his fifth blown save of the season last night, but also was pinned with his sixth loss of the season, the most of any full-time reliever.

The biggest 2013 losers among full-time relievers

Rk Player L G GF W W-L% SV IP ERA
1 Jim Johnson 6 40 34 2 .250 27 38.0 4.03
2 Ronald Belisario 5 38 6 3 .375 1 34.2 4.41
3 Kelvin Herrera 5 29 12 3 .375 2 27.2 5.20
4 J.J. Hoover 5 34 16 0 .000 3 33.1 4.32
5 Mike Adams 4 28 4 1 .200 0 25.0 3.96
6 Hector Ambriz 4 36 8 2 .333 2 31.0 4.94
7 Matt Belisle 4 36 9 4 .500 0 39.0 4.62
8 Jared Burton 4 34 7 1 .200 2 33.1 3.51
9 Steve Cishek 4 34 29 1 .200 14 33.1 3.24
10 Phil Coke 4 23 11 0 .000 1 23.0 5.87
11 Charlie Furbush 4 34 3 1 .200 0 29.0 4.03
12 David Hernandez 4 32 7 4 .500 1 34.0 3.71
13 Nate Jones 4 31 9 3 .429 0 39.0 4.62
14 Carlos Marmol 4 31 9 2 .333 2 27.2 5.86
15 Joel Peralta 4 40 6 1 .200 1 34.2 3.12
16 Scott Rice 4 41 6 3 .429 0 30.2 4.70
17 Huston Street 4 28 25 0 .000 15 27.1 4.61
18 Jose Veras 4 34 31 0 .000 16 34.0 3.71
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Generated 6/27/2013.

The all-time single season loss record for full-time relievers

Rk Player L Year Tm G GF W W-L% SV ERA
1 Gene Garber 16 1979 ATL 68 55 6 .273 25 4.33
2 Mike Marshall 14 1975 LAD 57 46 9 .391 13 3.29
3 John Hiller 14 1974 DET 59 52 17 .548 13 2.64
4 Darold Knowles 14 1970 WSA 71 49 2 .125 27 2.04
5 Rollie Fingers 13 1978 SDP 67 62 6 .316 37 2.52
6 Skip Lockwood 13 1978 NYM 57 40 7 .350 15 3.57
7 Wilbur Wood 13 1970 CHW 77 62 9 .409 21 2.81
8 Luis Ayala 12 2004 MON 81 28 6 .333 2 2.69
9 Roger Mason 12 1993 TOT 68 29 5 .294 0 4.06
10 Ken Howell 12 1986 LAD 62 36 6 .333 12 3.87
11 Kent Tekulve 12 1980 PIT 78 57 8 .400 21 3.39
12 Mike Marshall 12 1978 MIN 54 51 10 .455 21 2.45
13 Jim Willoughby 12 1976 BOS 54 40 3 .200 10 2.82
14 Gene Garber 12 1975 PHI 71 47 10 .455 14 3.60
15 Mike Marshall 12 1974 LAD 106 83 15 .556 21 2.42
16 Ken Sanders 12 1971 MIL 83 77 7 .368 31 1.91
17 Roy Face 12 1961 PIT 62 47 6 .333 17 3.82
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Generated 6/27/2013.

Nine to Know

Most losses all-time for full-time relievers

Rk Player L From To G GF W W-L% SV IP ERA Tm
1 Kent Tekulve 90 1974 1989 1050 638 94 .511 184 1436.2 2.85 PIT-TOT-PHI-CIN
2 John Franco 87 1984 2005 1119 774 90 .508 424 1245.2 2.89 CIN-NYM-HOU
3 Jesse Orosco 80 1979 2003 1252 501 87 .521 144 1295.1 3.16 NYM-LAD-CLE-MIL-BAL-STL-TOT
4 Doug Jones 79 1982 2000 846 640 69 .466 303 1128.1 3.30 CLE-HOU-PHI-BAL-TOT-MIL-OAK
5 Jeff Reardon 77 1979 1994 880 695 73 .487 367 1132.1 3.16 NYM-MON-MIN-BOS-TOT-CIN-NYY
6 Gary Lavelle 77 1974 1987 745 399 80 .510 136 1085.0 2.93 SFG-TOR-TOT
7 Sparky Lyle 76 1967 1982 899 634 99 .566 238 1390.1 2.88 BOS-NYY-TEX-TOT-PHI
8 Trevor Hoffman 75 1993 2010 1035 856 61 .449 601 1089.1 2.87 TOT-SDP-MIL
9 Ron Perranoski 74 1961 1973 737 458 79 .516 179 1174.2 2.79 LAD-MIN-TOT-CAL
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Generated 6/27/2013.

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