BIRDS HOUSE: A Last Shout-out to Brad Bergesen

Written by on August 1, 2012 in Orioles, Sports - No comments

OK, so I know this isn’t breaking news or even real huge news for that matter, but I wanted to write a small note about Brad Bergesen’s departure to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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The Baltimore Orioles designated Bergesen for assignment, and he was then picked up by the Diamondbacks on July 20. To most people, this wasn’t exactly shocking, but I was always a supporter of Bergy and wanted to pay a quick tribute to the former O.

Bergesen spent his entire 2012 season in Norfolk while a member of the O’s organization. He pitched decently, going 4-3 with a 4.03 ERA.  He pitched in 22 games and started 10 of them while throwing 80.1 innings. He finally got his first taste of big league action on July 22 against the Houston Astros, as he threw a scoreless inning as a relief pitcher.

I remember when Bergy first came up; he finished the 2009 season strong. I was actually at the game on May 29 against the Detroit Tigers where Bergesen was brilliant, throwing eight innings and allowing only two earned runs (that game also happened to be Matt Wieters’ debut).  That season didn’t start off too well for Bergesen, but after his strong finish, he ended the year going 7-5 with a 3.43 ERA.

2010 saw mixed results for Bergy. Once again, he got off to a bad start, but, like in 2009, he finished strong. Starting in August, Bergesen had an ERA of 6.63. When the season ended, he dropped it down to 4.98. For three consecutive starts in September—against the New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, and Boston Red Sox—Bergesen allowed only one earned run in each.

After his strong finish to 2010, 2011 was to be his year, but, as in his first two seasons in Baltimore, a slow start put him behind the eight ball.  After going 1-6 with a 5.36 ERA, Bergy was moved to the bullpen where he had mixed success. Bergesen struggled during his 2012 spring training and started the season in AAA Norfolk, where he spent his whole season before moving to Arizona.

Bergesen relied heavily on his sinker, which when working was downright nasty. Unfortunately, it’s effectiveness was sporadic. Bergy was always a great guy and he took the time to answer any questions I had. Hopefully Bergesen will find success in Arizona. Maybe a change of scenery is just what he needs. Here’s to wishing him well!

What do you think about Brad Bergesen’s departure to the Arizona Diamondbacks? Tell us in comments.

by Andy Mindzak
birds@baltimoreguide.com

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