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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

ESPN: Mariano’s Citi swan song goes wrong

Only, at the end of this night, Rivera would make history of an entirely different kind. He’d appeared in 1,071 regular-season games and saved a record 626 of them, but in his 19 seasons in the bigs, Rivera had never blown a save without recording a single out until he faced that hallowed Mets Murderers Row of Daniel Murphy, David Wright and Lucas Duda.

“It was a great game,” Rivera would say at his locker, “until I got into the game.”

bobm Posted: May 29, 2013 at 07:17 AM | 21 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: mariano rivera, mets, yankees

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   1. Lassus Posted: May 29, 2013 at 09:34 AM (#4454420)
Hey now, making fun of Duda is fine, but Wright is rightfully a murderers row and Murphy is hitting .304 and killing the ball lately.
   2. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 29, 2013 at 10:12 AM (#4454445)
“It was a great game,” Rivera would say at his locker, “until I got into the game.”


No, no, no. It didn't get good until you got into the game.
   3. gehrig97 Posted: May 29, 2013 at 10:42 AM (#4454474)
What a spectacular game. Poor Matt Harvey. Sucks to be a Met. Guy should have 9 wins by now (if one cares about such things)
   4. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 29, 2013 at 10:53 AM (#4454478)
What a spectacular game. Poor Matt Harvey. Sucks to be a Met. Guy should have 9 wins by now (if one cares about such things)

I don't think that either Phil Hughes or Hiroki Kuroda are feeling too great right about now, either, given what happened after they left the game. How many times do David Robertson and Mariano Rivera blow back-to-back holds and saves?
   5. Gamingboy Posted: May 29, 2013 at 11:18 AM (#4454507)
They just said on ESPN that the Mets actually have the most regular season walk-offs against Mariano Rivera, which blows my mind.
   6. Lassus Posted: May 29, 2013 at 11:29 AM (#4454520)
They just said on ESPN that the Mets actually have the most regular season walk-offs against Mariano Rivera, which blows my mind.

Did they make one or miss one the time Jay Payton hit a HR off him to lead off a late inning? Anyone remember?
   7. SoSH U at work Posted: May 29, 2013 at 11:33 AM (#4454524)
They just said on ESPN that the Mets actually have the most regular season walk-offs against Mariano Rivera, which blows my mind.


It's possible. He's got three losses at Shea/Citi. He's got four at Fenway, but two were eighth-inning relief efforts that went sideways.

   8. bobm Posted: May 29, 2013 at 12:01 PM (#4454544)
Mariano Rivera: 22 Plate Appearances Allowed in Career-2013, walk-off (regular season)

15 Opp
NYM 3
TBD 2
OAK 2
BOS 2
TEX 2
SEA 2
MIN 1
KCR 1
ANA 1
CLE 1
FLA 1
DET 1
BAL 1
TOR 1
CHW 1 
   9. There are no words... (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: May 29, 2013 at 12:27 PM (#4454576)
Wrong? Looked OK to me...
   10. Kurt Posted: May 29, 2013 at 12:40 PM (#4454588)
They just said on ESPN that the Mets actually have the most regular season walk-offs against Mariano Rivera, which blows my mind.


He also IIRC blew the save in the Castillo-dropped-popup game.
   11. Smiling Joe Hesketh Posted: May 29, 2013 at 01:07 PM (#4454611)
Walk-offs are interesting, but what about blown saves? I thought he had the most of those against Boston. Then again he's faced the Sox a ton so that would make sense if true.
   12. escabeche Posted: May 29, 2013 at 01:07 PM (#4454614)
The Orioles have only one walk-off against Rivera, but have beaten him more times (8) than any other team has. Also, the Orioles have homered off Rivera 11 times, one-sixth of the home runs Rivera has ever allowed! (Of course, he's also faced Baltimore more than he has any other team.)
   13. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: May 29, 2013 at 02:19 PM (#4454672)
Another Mo Fun Fact: Marco Scutaro has 100% of the most amazing walkoff HRs off Rivera that I've ever seen.
   14. SG Posted: May 29, 2013 at 02:24 PM (#4454680)
I thought he had the most of those against Boston. Then again he's faced the Sox a ton so that would make sense if true.


Blown saves (regular season) by opponent.

BOS: 14
BAL: 8
ANA: 8
TOR: 6
TEX: 5
OAK: 5
MIN: 4
NYM: 3
CHW: 3
CLE: 3
DET: 3
SEA: 2
FLA: 2
KCR: 2
TBR: 1
WSN: 1
TBD: 1
MON: 1
ATL: 1
MIL: 1
   15. Karl from NY Posted: May 29, 2013 at 05:01 PM (#4454945)
TBR: 1
TBD: 1

I'm not sure that query is reporting exactly what we'd think it might. :)
   16. gehrig97 Posted: May 29, 2013 at 05:18 PM (#4454970)
I don't think that either Phil Hughes or Hiroki Kuroda are feeling too great right about now, either, given what happened after they left the game.


Yep. Weird couple of days. I remember Roger Clemens once saying if he had Mariano as his closer for his entire career, he'd have cleared 400 victories. Someone looked it up, and if I recall he was just about right.

Last night was such a pleasure to watch -- guile and experience against age and power. I'm guessing Kuroda's time with Dodgers has conditioned him for this stuff.

   17. bobm Posted: May 29, 2013 at 06:59 PM (#4455042)
[15] Mariano Rivera: From 1995 to 2013, Against TBD, Blown Save, sorted by most recent date

                                                                               
Rk         Date  Tm Opp   Rslt  AppDec  IP H R ER BB SO HR Pit Str GSc IR IS BF
1    2012-04-06 NYY TBR L  6-7 9-9f BL 0.1 3 2  2  2  1  0  23      10  0  0  6
2    2005-08-16 NYY TBD L  3-4 9-10 BS 2.0 2 1  1  0  3  1  23      16  0  0  7

   18. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: May 29, 2013 at 07:03 PM (#4455045)
Another Mo Fun Fact: Marco Scutaro has 100% of the most amazing walkoff HRs off Rivera that I've ever seen.

April 15, 2007, or some...other... one?

That 2007 game was the most amazing thing I've ever seen in person at the ballpark.
   19. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: May 29, 2013 at 08:56 PM (#4455168)
Yep, that one, and ditto. That game, Schilling's 26-out no-hitter in June 2007, the Clemens ejection in the 1990 ALCS, Eric Davis' injury in the WS that same year, the Damon/Jackson collision in 2003 ALDS Game 5 (really the entire '03 ALDS) and August 11, 2005 are all tied for my most amazing Coliseum memories.

I guess looking at that list I've had pretty good luck to be at some memorable occasions. And I've never gone to more than maybe 12-15 games a season even when I was going a lot.
   20. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: May 30, 2013 at 02:51 PM (#4455988)
OK, that's funny: I was at the Schilling game, too!
   21. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: May 31, 2013 at 12:25 PM (#4456893)
I remember it being a beautiful afternoon. I was there with a buddy and we were sitting way up high. And Shannon Stewart of all people ruined the moment. I always remember it having been Jay Payton, but it wasn't.

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