Jeremy Accardo Is The New Joe Nathan July, the Giants thought it would be a good idea to trade a young, hard-throwing reliever for … Shea Hillenbrand. In 60 games with the Giants, Hillenbrand hit a tidy .248 while amassing an impressive 40 strikeouts to seven walks ratio. “Da Shea” then signed with the Angels earlier this year; he’s currently hitting .246.

In the meantime, Accardo has become the lights-out closer for the Toronto Bluejays. In 25 games, he has a 2.36 ERA, nine saves and did not allow an earned run in his first 21 2/3 innings pitched this season.

So, if you’re keeping track, Accardo is the second young righty (along with Twins All-Star Joe Nathan) who has become a stud closer since leaving the Giants. For good measure, you can toss in Oakland’s Alan Embree; the hard-throwing lefty has seven saves in Huston Street’s absence.

The Giants, of course, have zero closers.

7 Responses to Jeremy Accardo Is The New Joe Nathan

  1. Anonymous says:

    Can’t argue with the other two, but come on, Alan Embree? The guy had 8 career saves prior to this season. Cheap shot.

  2. Matt says:

    it’s a photo of Brandon League… not Jeremy Accardo.

  3. Adam Rock says:

    jeremy accardo is the worst closer in the history of majar league baseball!!!! he is the new miguel batista in toronto!!!!

  4. anonymous says:

    Accardo is the worst closer in MLB?….you must be a peeved off Giants fan who’s bitter because his GM got conned in believing Hillenbrand would actually help the team

  5. G-Man says:

    26 Saves and counting baby!

  6. Tim says:

    we should call for sabean’s head already. giants fan are too nice when it comes to poor leadership on sports teams. why cant we be more east coast?

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