Miami Marlins Pitcher Kevin Slowey Defining Tough Luck in 2013
Who is Kevin Slowey? He pitched five seasons for the Minnesota Twins and only once had an ERA under 4.00. After arriving in Miami to pitch for the Miami Marlins this season, Slowey has hit an entirely new gear. The way he has pitched deserves a record so much better than the one he carries with him that it borders on ridiculous. He has been as good as anyone in Major League Baseball so far this season.
If you take a look at his stats don’t stop at the win-loss column. That would do a great injustice to Slowey’s work this season. The debut game of the season he gave up one run to the Washington Nationals and lost. In his second outing he gave up two runs to the Atlanta Braves and lost. Since then he has had four straight no-decisions. Guess how many runs he has given up over the course of the four no-decisions. Go ahead guess.
Over that span, where he has pitched 25.1 innings, Slowey has given up only six runs. How in the world can a pitcher give up that few of runs and not win a single game? Plus that includes giving up three runs to the New York Mets which leaves only one run allowed in each of the other three games. It might be the toughest luck imaginable pitching that well for the Marlins but then again it might make him part of something awesome. After all, they have now won three games in a row, two of which in walk-off fashion.