Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Matt Guerrier

Matt Guerrier recently came to the Cubs from the Dodgers in the Carlos Marmol deal. I haven't had the opportunity to watch him pitch much, maybe once or twice, but his stat line looks decent. He's currently 2-1 with a 2.19 ERA since joining the Cubs.

While with the Twins, Guerrier tied for the American League lead in pitching appearances with 76 in 2008 and followed it up with a league leading 79 in 2009.

Upon joining the Cubs, he took over the jersey number 51 from former Cubs catcher Steve Clevenger.

Unfortunately, I don't have much else to say about him yet, but for a middle reliever, that's probably a good thing. More times than not, if you start hearing about a middle reliever, its because they're blowing games. His one loss was a 1-0 defeat to the A's in his Cubs debut. And he is credited with a blown save against the Cardinals (that might be DFA worthy!) but he also has 5 Holds and picked up 2 Wins. So, keep flying under the radar please!

This is the 36th card I've made for the 2013 Cubs Team set. As of last night's game, and with another Cubs debut, 49 players have played in a game this season for the Cubs. Last year was a team record when Sveum & Co. used 53 different players. I might have to make record breaker card with floating heads!

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