McGee's dominant Giants stretch underlined by superb stat


Jake McGee has been dominant of late, as the Giants closer earned NL Reliever of the Month honors for July. McGee's impressive run has him in rarefied air among closers over the past 30-plus years.

Over the month of July, McGee had nine strikeouts in 11 appearances and didn't allow an earned run. Opposing teams hit just .132 off McGee over that span. 

McGee's dominance, however, extends back even further than just the last month.

Per Baseball-Reference, McGee is the tenth pitcher since 1987 to register 11 saves, no blown saves, no earned runs allowed and a WHIP under .500 over a 22-game span.

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Dating back to June 4, McGee has 18 strikeouts over 21 2/3 innings, with opposing players hitting just .110 off the Giants closer.

Along with Tyler Rogers, McGee is part of a Giants bullpen that has been solid throughout the season and helped keep San Francisco in first place despite the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres continuing to stack talent.

Bullpens matter even more in the postseason, and the Giants will need McGee to keep that up if they hope to win the World Series for the first time since 2014.

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