Spink hits reset button, starts new scoreless streak
Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Jun 20, 2014
They say relievers must have a short memory in baseball because they pitch so often.
Conor Spink of Eagle River can relate.
Three days after having his career-high 26.2-inning consecutive scoreless streak snapped, the southpaw setup man with the Lincoln Saltdogs got to work on a new streak.
The 26-year-old threw goose eggs in back-to-back appearances this week, including a four-out hold in a 6-5 win over St. Paul in the American Association, an independent pro league in the Midwest.
Spink, of Chugiak High fame, lowered his ERA to 0.57 in 15.2 innings over 11 games this season. Opposing batters are hitting just .172 against the lefty.
The last time he gave up an earned run was Aug. 6, 2013.
He didn’t give up another one until June 18, 2014.
For his pro career Spink has a 2.99 ERA in 76 relief appearances.
This story was written by Van Williams, a freelance writer in Anchorage and the ALB Media Director.