Monday, June 29, 2009
The Great One
Every time the Yanks play an opposing team with an alleged top closer in the game, be it Joe Nathan, K-Rod, Papelbon - whomever, I am reminded that there is only one top closer in the game. It is Mariano Rivera, and no one, not a single one, is even close. 500 regular season saves and counting.
Will he catch Hoffman?
Briefly by the Numbers:
The Yanks have beaten the Mets 4 straight games by a combined score of 33 - 3.
The Bombers are at a season high 11 games over .500.
1 - no, not the number of times we'll see a post from 57 after the drubbing that his Mets received. But the number of wins by Wang the last 12 months. He put in a quality start, still threw too many pitches out of the zone in my opinion - but it was an improvement.
.635 - winning pct since A-Rod's return - the best in the bigs.
Next stop - 3 gamer with Seattle.