Only four earned runs were allowed in the 67 innings that Britton threw, resulting in a 0.54 ERA. An MLB pitcher with at least 50 innings pitched with the lowest single-season ERA in MLB history.
He concluded the season with 74 strikeouts and a WHIP of only 0.84, finishing 2-1 while allowing just one home run and turning away all 47 of his save chances.
Starting in May and finishing the regular season with an ERA of just 0.16, Britton limited opponents to a .160/.222/.195 line of slashing in his innings thrown.
Ubaldo Jiménez allowed a walk-off three-run home run to Edwin Encarnación in the 11th inning of the American League Wild Card game against the Toronto Blue Jays, which resulted in Britton’s omission.
The final score was 5-2 in favor of the Yankees, with the Orioles taking the loss. The Mariano Rivera Award went to Britton that year.
Rick Porcello won the American League Cy Young Award, followed by Justin Verlander and Corey Kluber. He received five first-place votes and was ranked 11th in the league’s MVP voting.
A 3-1 Orioles victory against the Toronto Blue Jays in game two gave Britton his first season save. Since October 1, 2015, he had saved 50 consecutive games with a converted try.
He also became only the fifth pitcher in MLB history to record 50 consecutive saves. Following a 6-5 victory over the Yankees two days later, Britton helped the Orioles improve to 3-0 on the season.
In terms of consecutive save opportunities converted, he was tied with José Valverde for fourth place with 51.
Where Was Zack Britton Born?
Zack Britton was born in Panorama City, Los Angeles, California, United State.