Coffey and donuts
With his two scoreless outings over the weekend in New York, Todd Coffey set a Brewers record.
He hasn’t allowed a run in his first 16 games as a Brewer, breaking the record set by former closer Francisco Cordero during the second half of the 2006 season. Coffey’s 16 streak includes nine appearances last September after the Brewers claimed him off waivers from the Reds, plus seven games this year.
He’s two innings away from setting another Brewers record for scoreless innings to begin a Brewers tenure. Here is that list:
Earl Stephenson: 18 2/3 innings (April 18-June 1, 1972)
Ray Newman: 18 innings (June 17, 1972 – April 29, 1973)
Coffey: 17 innings (Sept. 13, 2008 – present)