The hard-throwing Garrelts was the best member of the Giants' bullpen from 1984 to
1988, leading the club in saves each year despite never posting more than 13. He
was made a starter in 1989 as the Giants experimented with Mike LaCoss in relief;
Garrelts led the NL in ERA (2.28) as the Giants won the division title. He was the
Giants' first-round pick in the June 1979 free agent draft, and led the Midwest League
in both strikeouts and walks in 1980. In 1985 he led the last-place Giants in both
wins (9) and saves (13).
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FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»May 13, 1984: Scott Garrelts pitches eight innings of scoreless relief, striking out 9, enabling the Giants to edge the Expos, 4–3.
»May 9, 1985: The Giants end a 24-inning scoring drought by scoring a run with 2-out in the 12th to beat Chicago, 1–0. Scott Garrelts is the winner with four innings of relief over Warren Brusstar.
»July 28, 1990:
With one out to go, the Giants Scott Garrelts loses a no-hitter when the Reds Paul O'Neill singles. Garrelts finishes with a 4–0 one-hit win.