February 18, 2014

INSIDE REPORT: Relief pitchers get the job done

Alabama took two of three games from Saint Louis this past weekend, and it has its bullpen to thank.

Eight Crimson Tide relief pitchers combined to throw 16 innings through the three games. Only one of those eight, Tucker Hawley, allowed any earned runs as the bullpen combined for a stingy 1.13 ERA.

And these weren't pedestrian innings. Of those 16 frames, 14 came in either a tie or a one-run game.

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