Harvard grad Frank Herrmann was called up to the bigs last week and has made an instant impact on the Tribe’s bullpen. In six appearances he has yet to allow a run.
There’s nothing too special about six straight scoreless outings, but it’s a relatively rare streak to begin a career. Herrmann’s streak is the longest by an Indian since Alex Herrera, whose 12-game streak spanned the 2002 and 2003 seasons. Unfortunately for Herrera in his 13th, 14th and 15th games he allowed seven runs in 1 1/3 innings – the final three outings of his major league career.
Over the last 50 seasons, Carl Sadler (seven games in 2002) is the only other Tribe pitcher with more than six consecutive scoreless outings to being his career.