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.