Nick Wittgren +.076
Nick Wittgren got the least playing time of the 20 players to appear in the series versus the Braves. He entered in the sixth inning of the series finale on Sunday afternoon, with one out and runners on second and third. Wei-Yin Chen had already allowed two runs, and was on the hook for two more. Wittgren still had a four-run lead.
Nick got Tyler Flowers out swinging at strike three (+.042). Ender Inciarte was also retired without incident, with a flyout to left field (+.034).
Wittgren truly put out a “fire,” in the tradition of the “firemen” of old. Of course now, five innings is the new seven.
With a base salary of just $545K, Wittgren has 17 K’s in 13 2/3 innings, good for a 1.024 WHIP. He has allowed only one earned run all season since his callup, and is one of four players I would consider a better closer option than currently entrenched Brad Ziegler.