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Yanks Still Go To Mo'

September 14th 2011 09:59
Mariano Rivera continued his amazing work Monday night, collecting his 41st save of the season as the New York Yankees topped the Seattle Mariners 3-2.

It was the Yanks 90th win of the season, but the more amazing number was 600, as in the number of career saves for Rivera.

Rivera has had his minor bumps in the road, like allowing the dribbler celebrated in Tucson and Phoenix that gave the Arizona Diamondbacks a World Series title.

Mo'numental Save
Mariano Rivera

But ANY major league team would gladly deal with an occasional hiccup from Mo', rather than deal with the loud belch of their own bullpens.

The quiet professional from Panama City, Panama is also 75-57 lifetime with a nifty 2.22 ERA.

Control has been a major factor in Rivera's success, as he has 1,106 career strikeouts to just 274 walks, an impressive 4:1 ratio.

What sets Rivera apart from other closers, even Trevor Hoffman who earned most of his 600 saves with the San Diego Padres, is his postseason success.

Rivera has 41 of his saves in the playoffs and boasts a ridiculous 0.71 ERA and a 5:1 ratio of strikeouts to walks.

In big moments, Rivera is usually great ... and in today's hyper-reported sports world that REALLY says something.

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Comment by nbageek

September 16th 2011 01:22
Good stuff. Rivera is one of the best ever to play the game, the Yankees see this

Comment by matt-a sports life

September 16th 2011 01:34
thanks nba G....always appreciate your input and support! yeah...Rivera is freakin' amazing...

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