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Octavio Dotel Was Perfect in May

The Pittsburgh Pirates closer Octavio Dotel was perfect in save opportunities in the month of May. His ERA was a sparkling 0.82.

Dotel threw eleven innings, gave up four hits and one earned run. He walked six, but struckout sixteen batters. He threw 168 pitches with 102 being thrown for strikes. After serving up three homeruns in April when he pitched 9.1 innings, he didn’t allow a long ball in May.

What was not perfect was the fact that he had just eight opportunties to close games for the Bucs.

Dotel got five of his eight saves against Chicago. Perhaps it was something about what he envisions the opponent to be wearing on the mound?


The only run given up by Dotel in the month of May was at Wrigley on May 15. Maybe we are bad luck?


Dotel’s entrance video is growing on you too, huh? Hit it! Dic, dic, dic, dic, dic…….

Topics: Octavio Dotel

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