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Ernesto Frieri finally gave up a run, admits to being human

Jul 16, 2012, 1:18 PM EST

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Ernesto Frieri came into yesterday’s game against the Yankees with a 0.00 ERA in 26.1 innings spread over 26 appearances for the Angels since they acquired him from the Padres in early May, but he’s perfect no more.

Frieri walked Robinson Cano to lead off the ninth inning, Mark Teixeira followed with a two-run homer, and the Yankees got to him for a third run on Curtis Granderson‘s bases-loaded walk later in the frame as his ERA ballooned all the way to 1.03.

Or as Frieri put it afterward: “I’m human. I knew that was going to happen.”

Prior to that rough inning Frieri had allowed zero homers (obviously) and a grand total of eight hits in 105 plate appearances spread over 26 games, racking up an incredible 45 strikeouts. And even with those three runs included Frieri’s career numbers remain amazing with a 2.07 ERA, .185 opponents’ batting average, and 182 strikeouts in 134.2 innings.

  1. soundsofsuccess7 - Jul 16, 2012 at 1:28 PM

    how does a setup man/ closer not make the all star team after giving up zero runs..?

    • seanthegreatest - Jul 16, 2012 at 3:00 PM

      Because Rangers fans voted in Yu Darvish

  2. proudlycanadian - Jul 16, 2012 at 1:54 PM

    I still think that he is a cyborg.

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