Behind the clutch hitting of newly recalled second basemen Chase Utley, the Phillies survived a late…
Top 100 Mets: #88 - Turk Wendell
In 1995 he threw 60 innings for the Cubs as a long reliever without any notable success. The following year, with some experience under his belt as a reliever, Turk was primed for what would probably be the most successful season of his career. Turk once again earned his spot in the bullpen and pitched brilliantly. He finished the season with a 2.84 ERA and a team-high 18 saves. 1997, initially, seemed a disappointment for Wendell. Despite his impressive work in limited time as the team's closer, Turk was demoted from the position by the off-season acquisition of Mel Rojas, who had had some recent success as a set-up man and closer for the Montreal Expos. Upon reaching the Cubs, however, Rojas struggled, giving up way too many gopher balls and losing his job as a closer. At the same time, Turk was stumbling a bit in a set-up role, pitching decently but nowhere near as well as his previous year. On August 8, 1997, after watching only 60 innings, the Cubs decided to cut bait on...
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