Monday, October 27, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #220 - Pedro Borbon

  • Pedro Borbon's high 4.98 ERA wasn't helped by a really rough outing in April. Borbon allowed seven runs in one inning pitched as the Reds got pounded by the LA Dodgers 14-4. Borbon's ERA shot up to 12.46 and it didn't recover until late July. Pedro took two more for the team in late July and early August (5 runs in 5.1 innings against the Philadelphia Phillies and six runs in five innings against the Atlanta Braves) which doomed him to having the highest ERA of his career.
  • 1978 Stats: 8-2, 4 saves, 4.98 ERA in 62 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • April 6: Pitched two shutout innings and earned the victory on opening day as the Reds beat the Houston Astros 11-9.
    • June 25: Pitched two scoreless innings to earn the win against the LA Dodgers. The Reds won the game 5-4.