May
30

The Great Mariano Rivera

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During the Yanks’ extra-innings lost in Baltimore on Tuesday night, Mariano Rivera did something he had not done all season: He walked a batter. Amazingly, the world did not end. With that walk, Rivera ended a stretch of 19 straight appearances this season. It was the longest such streak to start a season for Rivera, and stretching back in 2007, Mo hadn’t allowed a base on balls since over his previous 23 appearances. But that wasn’t even the longest streak of his career. From June 12, 2007 to August 15, 2007, Rivera went 24 appearances without issuing a walk, and from June 26, 2005 to August 31, 2005, Rivera went 31 appearances covering 35.1 IP without issuing a free pass. Damn, this guy is good.

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4 Comments»

  1. A.D. says:

    He’s aging a lot better than Hoffman, he’s still the #1 stopper in the game in my mind, and that nice easy delivery & the fact he only throws fastballs should mean his arm is a lot younger than other pitchers his age that throw breaking stuff, I think that contract they gave him should be just fine

  2. Mark B says:

    Hate to see us plod along as like the average team we are while he continues to pitch like this. One thing is for certain, we won’t know how godo we have it until he’s gone….

  3. Mark B says:

    Hate to see us plod along like the average team we are while he continues to pitch like this. One thing is for certain….we won’t know how good we have it until he’s gone!

  4. Mark B says:

    My bad….duplicate post

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