Mariano Rivera--Seattle performance

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    Mariano Rivera--Seattle performance

    For some reason, I watched the last couple of innings of the Yankees game in Seattle. Mariano comes on, laast of the 9th, Yankees leading 2-1. 92 mph fastball hammered into left for a single. Seconf batter rips a 92mph fastball one hop to 1st naseman (holding the runner). Almost knocks him into RF, but is a DP, instead. 2 outs nobody on; next batter walks on 4 pitches. Next guy lines a basehit into LF. Finally, the next guy hits at a low ball, and pops out to left fielder.

    Save for Rivera who had NOTHING. No movement on his 92 mph fast ball. No extra oomph. Mariano may not last the year with that kind of performance. Not to worry Red Sox fans!

     

     
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    Excellent observation. I've watched him pitch consistently for over 10 years as at times I'm more of Yanks hater than Sox fan. That being said, after watching Mo his fist three outings of the year I predicted his era would end over 3. He lives aroun 88-90mph and NO MOVEMENT. It's gone. He then has something like 20 scoreless outings. I felt foolish early on but I'm going to stick with my prediction.

    You may say he earned it but the strikezone he is given is extended at least 3 inches in every direction. I always wondered what would happen if he faced Jeter who has the smallest strike zone in history-- the umps head would explode.

     

     
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    Ahhhhhhhh when will this guy sukkkkkkkk?!?!?

     

    Gotta give it up to him though.  Respect given where it is due 

     

     
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    For those of you who really watch baseball games in there intirity you must realize that Mo hasn't had the it factor for sometime now. He survives because the umps grant him two inches on both sides of the plate. Also it's not just an occassional umpire it's all of them.

     
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    Yeah a conspiracy amongst all the umps in baseball to give Mo the outside pitch.

    Sure. He's got nothing.

    43 years old again today he lets a few guys get on and then unflustered by the situation he calmly shuts them down.

    43 years old and he leads all of baseball in saves even with that crappy offense the Yankees are sending out every game.

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/stats/pitching/_/sort/saves

     
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    In response to Wolfpack13's comment:

    Excellent observation. I've watched him pitch consistently for over 10 years as at times I'm more of Yanks hater than Sox fan. That being said, after watching Mo his fist three outings of the year I predicted his era would end over 3. He lives aroun 88-90mph and NO MOVEMENT. It's gone. He then has something like 20 scoreless outings. I felt foolish early on but I'm going to stick with my prediction.

    You may say he earned it but the strikezone he is given is extended at least 3 inches in every direction. I always wondered what would happen if he faced Jeter who has the smallest strike zone in history-- the umps head would explode.

     




    Jeter has the smallest strike zone Mariano the largest, there is an unbiased opinion if there ever was one.

     
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    Yeah a conspiracy amongst all the umps in baseball to give Mo the outside pitch.

    Sure. He's got nothing.

    43 years old again today he lets a few guys get on and then unflustered by the situation he calmly shuts them down.

    43 years old and he leads all of baseball in saves even with that crappy offense the Yankees are sending out every game.

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/stats/pitching/_/sort/saves

     



    You have to consider the source; he claims the Heat blowout tonight was due to the refs wanting to make sure there's no sweep; not that I want the Heat to win mind you,

     

     
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    I didn't watch that game but  I have watched others.  It's clear he is slowing down, the guy is 43 after all!!!

    He had a great run and is a stand up guy.  I think he is wise to hang up his cleats at the end of the season.












     

     
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    A neigbors a Yankee fan. Coming back from a run, I asked him if the Yankees won. He said barely, 2-1. "Riversa's just not the same" He didn't elaborate, and I didn't ask, but I guess the OP was what he was referring to. Then again, maybe I should consider the source



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    A neigbors a Yankee fan. Coming back from a run, I asked him if the Yankees won. He said barely, 2-1. "Riversa's just not the same" He didn't elaborate, and I didn't ask, but I guess the OP was what he was referring to. Then again, maybe I should consider the source



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    23 out of 24 save opportunities really su-ks. I'll settle for the reduced velocity. After all, in 2009, he had a rib injury at the end of the yr that prevented him from throwing harder than the high 80s; to wit, and regardless, he was the only PS reliever that yr to NOT blow a save, and he was over-used in that WS. At the time, after I saw him pitch compromised with that fantastic success, I though he could pitch till he was 45; who knew? Alas, he's hanging it up this yr, about a yr or two short of what I thought he could do. The only other guy at this age that I can recall doing this was Wilhelm.

     

     
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    A neigbors a Yankee fan. Coming back from a run, I asked him if the Yankees won. He said barely, 2-1. "Riversa's just not the same" He didn't elaborate, and I didn't ask, but I guess the OP was what he was referring to. Then again, maybe I should consider the source



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    23 out of 24 save opportunities really su-ks. I'll settle for the reduced velocity. After all, in 2009, he had a rib injury at the end of the yr that prevented him from throwing harder than the high 80s; to wit, and regardless, he was the only PS reliever that yr to NOT blow a save, and he was over-used in that WS. At the time, after I saw him pitch compromised with that fantastic success, I though he could pitch till he was 45; who knew? Alas, he's hanging it up this yr, about a yr or two short of what I thought he could do. The only other guy at this age that I can recall doing this was Wilhelm.

     

     



    I'll tell him.

     

     
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    A neigbors a Yankee fan. Coming back from a run, I asked him if the Yankees won. He said barely, 2-1. "Riversa's just not the same" He didn't elaborate, and I didn't ask, but I guess the OP was what he was referring to. Then again, maybe I should consider the source



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    But you fall in love with a team in defeat



            

            
           

     



    23 out of 24 save opportunities really su-ks. I'll settle for the reduced velocity. After all, in 2009, he had a rib injury at the end of the yr that prevented him from throwing harder than the high 80s; to wit, and regardless, he was the only PS reliever that yr to NOT blow a save, and he was over-used in that WS. At the time, after I saw him pitch compromised with that fantastic success, I though he could pitch till he was 45; who knew? Alas, he's hanging it up this yr, about a yr or two short of what I thought he could do. The only other guy at this age that I can recall doing this was Wilhelm.

     

     



    I'll tell him.

     



    LOL, good answer. RS fans have been calling for his demise since 2007, when he had a terrible start. One day they'll be right, however, and he likely would have retired last yr if it wasn't for the injury.

     
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    In response to nhsteven's comment:

     

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    A neigbors a Yankee fan. Coming back from a run, I asked him if the Yankees won. He said barely, 2-1. "Riversa's just not the same" He didn't elaborate, and I didn't ask, but I guess the OP was what he was referring to. Then again, maybe I should consider the source



    You may glory in a team triumphant......
    But you fall in love with a team in defeat



            

            
           

     



    23 out of 24 save opportunities really su-ks. I'll settle for the reduced velocity. After all, in 2009, he had a rib injury at the end of the yr that prevented him from throwing harder than the high 80s; to wit, and regardless, he was the only PS reliever that yr to NOT blow a save, and he was over-used in that WS. At the time, after I saw him pitch compromised with that fantastic success, I though he could pitch till he was 45; who knew? Alas, he's hanging it up this yr, about a yr or two short of what I thought he could do. The only other guy at this age that I can recall doing this was Wilhelm.

     

     



    I'll tell him.

     

     



    LOL, good answer. RS fans have been calling for his demise since 2007, when he had a terrible start. One day they'll be right, however, and he likely would have retired last yr if it wasn't for the injury.

     

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    He's going out on top, smart move.  Of course sox fans want him to retire LOL!  It's a complement Wink

     
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    Re: Mariano Rivera--Seattle performance

    If there is a pitcher in the history of this game that deserves strike calls on the corners, it's Mariano Rivera.  He won't be unanimous when he becomes eligible for the Hall because of the ignorance of a couple of "voters," but as much as I despise the Yankees, I hope he breaks the record for " most votes."  Class act...and then some...

     
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    Mo is a class act. That said, I hope he blows every save he ever attempts for the rest of his illustrious career. Meanwhile, the Bankees are just a game behind us in the lost column.

    WE ARE ALL JUST POPPYSEEDS IN THE BAKERY OF LIFE

     
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    Mo is a class act. That said, I hope he blows every save he ever attempts for the rest of his illustrious career. Meanwhile, the Bankees are just a game behind us in the lost column.

    WE ARE ALL JUST POPPYSEEDS IN THE BAKERY OF LIFE




    Aren't we supposed to be chasing the Rays by now?

     
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    If there is a pitcher in the history of this game that deserves strike calls on the corners, it's Mariano Rivera.  He won't be unanimous when he becomes eligible for the Hall because of the ignorance of a couple of "voters," but as much as I despise the Yankees, I hope he breaks the record for " most votes."  Class act...and then some...




    +1000

    Hes obviously not as sharp as he once was. But being the future HOF'er and best closer in the game he is, he finds ways to get the job done. The BEST can do that. With that said, I cant wait till he "hangs em' up"Wink

     
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    Yeah, Mariano must really be losing it. 23 saves in 26 games pitched with a 1.48era with a record of no wins and one loss. Gawd, his WHIP is up to an ungainly high of 1.10.

    Wish the Red Sox had a BP full of washed up relievers like Mariano.

      

    Just my extremely ignorant, conservatively liberal, all knowing, pervasive, practically meaningless and but extremely intellectual points of view.

    Hetch   

     
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    Re: Mariano Rivera--Seattle performance

    Mo is 43, and he's not quite as lights-out as he was 10 years ago. File that under No-Duh in the cabinet. I've also slowed down a bit over the last  10 years.

    Yet his ERA is 1.48, he's 23-for-24 in save opportunities, and he has 23 Ks to 4 BBs. Who  wouldn't be thrilled to have a closer that effective?

     

     

     
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    Mo is a class act. That said, I hope he blows every save he ever attempts for the rest of his illustrious career. Meanwhile, the Bankees are just a game behind us in the lost column.

    WE ARE ALL JUST POPPYSEEDS IN THE BAKERY OF LIFE

     




    Aren't we supposed to be chasing the Rays by now?

     

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    The jays were suppose to run away with the division or so the experts said.

     
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