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A’s rookie Jesús Luzardo earns save in another impressive outing - SFChronicle.com

Impressive indeed.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 15, 2019 at 10:06 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. ajnrules Posted: September 16, 2019 at 02:23 PM (#5879681)
I was at the game, and I'm impressed Bob Melvin kept him in the game in the eighth when he allowed one run to score, then loaded the bases to bring the tying run to the plate with no outs. Then he struck out Nick Solak and Rougned Odor and got a harmless groundout to get out of the inning. I'm still not sure if that's a case of Luzardo being great, or the youthful Rangers crumpling under pressure. Maybe both.
   2. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 16, 2019 at 02:36 PM (#5879687)
Jesus saves.
   3. Rally Posted: September 16, 2019 at 05:36 PM (#5879768)
Most saves (in MLB) by a Jesus is 6, by Colome.

Most players named Jesus have been hitters, which is too bad. In simulation baseball I picked up a failed starter off the waiver wire in 1995, name of Jesus Gomez. Put him in the pen and as so often happens, he did great. Ended up with 45 saves and a 2.30 ERA. When a random number generator produces a new batch of numbers I always write narratives. So that season the fans of the Miami Stars filled the stadium with “Jesus Saves” signs. Gomez finished his career with 301 saves.
   4. Walt Davis Posted: September 16, 2019 at 05:39 PM (#5879770)
Esposito scores on the rebound.

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