Topic: Todd Wellemeyer

Jump to
Latest Headlines

Todd Wellemeyer News


Todd Allen Wellemeyer (born August 30, 1978 in Louisville, Kentucky) is a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball for the San Francisco Giants as the fifth starter. He worked as a starting pitcher in 2008, but has historically been used primarily in long relief. His best season came in 2008 with the St. Louis Cardinals, when he went 13-9 with a team best (among qualified starters) 3.71 ERA. During the 2008 season he also won Pitcher of the Month honors for May, when he went 4-0 with a 2.19 ERA.

A graduate of Bellarmine University, he is the only Chicago Cub to earn a save in his major league debut, earning it by striking out three batters in order against Milwaukee after 17 innings of play.

Wellemeyer also picked up the win in the longest scoreless game ever played in Wrigley Field history. He struck out 4 in only 2 innings in a 1-0 marathon 16-inning game. Sammy Sosa hit a game-winning single to center field causing Preston Wilson to crash into the wall and lose the ball to win the game in the 16th inning.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Todd Wellemeyer."