A brief bullet-point list to admire the remarkable season that Sergio Romo has put together… (note: I’m arbitrarily setting a 30-IP cutoff for most of these stats)
- Romo has posted a WHIP of 0.645 in 2011; among pitchers with 30+ IP in a single-season, that’s the fourth-lowest of all time. Only two pitchers have bested that: Dennis Eckersley (2) and Mike Adams. Oh yeah, and his 2008 season comes in at #10.
- Romo’s strikeout-to-walk ratio on the season is 11.60; using the same 30+ IP cut-off, that’s the sixth-best of all time. It’s also the best mark ever by a Giants pitcher, and it’s not even close.
- He’s allowing hits at a rate of 4.7 per nine innings, which is the third-best ever by a Giants pitcher. (Romo’s 2008 season comes in at #1.)
- Only five times has Romo allowed a base on balls this year (though one of them was intentional). That’s good for a 1.12 BB/9. During the San Francisco era, only two Giants pitchers (Juan Marichal and Rod Beck) have posted a lower single-season BB/9 than Romo.
- Romo has the title of best single-season K/9 (12.94) by a Giants pitcher. (Quite an interesting list, actually — Denny Bautista and Alex Hinshaw are up there.)