I’m not exactly sure what Trevor Hoffman was doing this offseason, but at this point it wouldn’t surprise me if he had been wandering the depths of the Florida Everglades with a map left behind by Ponce De León.
Because since the 41-year-old Hoffman came off the DL in mid-April, he has been pitching about as well as it is humanly possible to pitch.
In 10 games this season, Hoffman has yielded only 3 hits, and has not walked a single batter, while striking out 9. His ERA is 0.00, and his WHIP is a microscopic 0.30.
Most of the games were in tight situations too – 9 of the 10 appearances resulted in saves, including saves three days in a row from May 12 to 14.
After years in the figurative wilderness when it came to finishing games, it looks like the Brewers finally have themselves a real closer.