Jordan Walden has been nails for the Los Angeles Angels this year

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by chinmusic on Wednesday 22 June 2011 at 10:23 am

It didn’t take long for manager Mike Scioscia to tire of using Fernando Rodney as the closer. They replaced him early this year with 23-year old righty Jordan Walden and he has rewarded the faith in him so far this year. Walden has a big time right arm as his fastball is always 95mph+. In his first 6 games this June, Walden is 0-0 with 5 saves, a 0.00 ERA and a 0.67 WHIP. He has only given up 2 hits while whiffing 12 batters in only six innings so far this month! Walden has pitched in 32 games (0 starts) for the Angels overall this year and he is 0-1 with 17 saves, a 2.59 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP. He has only given up 24 hits while whiffing 38 batters in his 31 1/3 innings so far this year! But, he has walked 15 batters already this year. If Walden tightens up his control a bit, he is going to be one of the best closers in the majors for a long, long time.

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