Glossary

Sunday, March 1, 2009

(Note: updated whenever we invent a new term)

Alfonseca Save (n.): recorded when a pitcher enters the game at the start of an inning in a save situation, allows multiple runners on base and/or gives up runs, but still manages to record a save. Pioneered by the twelve-fingered Antonio Alfonseca, whose tenure with the Marlins (1997-2001) featured many such saves.

B Face (n.): facial expression made by a hitter after striking out with runners in scoring position and less than two outs. Named after Emilio Bonifacio.

Greggorian (adj.): referring to a blown save that happens so quickly that the viewer cannot even comprehend what happened. Named after former closer Kevin Gregg.

Jorge Julio Save (n.): refers to a catastrophic blown save, in which the pitcher enters with a lead or tie, and exits with a multiple-run deficit and runners on base. Pioneered by Jorge Julio, who amassed a 12.54 ERA and 3.107 WHIP in 9.1 innings pitched as the Marlins' closer in early 2007.

Marlins Diaspora (n.): the scattering of the Marlins to teams outside of Miami after they become too expensive and/or the Marlins win a World Series.

2 comments:

Anonymous,  August 29, 2011 at 11:20 AM  

You've got to consider Leo Nunez a serious contender to replace the Alfonseca save, if only because of modernizationof the term.

Raul,  September 25, 2011 at 1:01 AM  

I think we can come up with something different for Leo Nunez now, lol.

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