Finally, like most of us are saying, Trevor Hoffman has made it to his 600th save. I, for one, am pretty glad that he had the chance to hit that milestone in front of a crowd just over 33,000. Trevor came out in the top of the ninth and put a quick exclamation point on a 4-2 victory for the Brewers!
Trevor got his first save back in 1993 and even he knows that he is lucky to get this far in his career. Coming in the last month of the 2010 regular baseball season, his 600th save comes 18 seasons after he got his first save in Florida.
Trevor had a rough start to his 2010 season giving up almost every save chance that he was given. Many fans will remember all those home runs given up in the 9th inning to bring a loss to a well played game for the Brewers. I remember a Tuesday night against the Pirates where Trevor gave up a home run in the 9th and then a grand slam only a couple of batters later.
But nonetheless, Trevor has fought back over the last 3 months to get his “closer” roll back from newcomer, John Axford. To see him start out so badly and earn his way back onto the field after many months of sitting on a bench in the bullpen, it sure is easy to say that he earned every single bit of that 600th save!