Saturday, July 31, 2010


In Cleveland, July 29th

At warmups before game, July 29th, getty

"Megdal is right, K-Rod has been good. He hasn’t been great. Rivera has been great, and we, as Mets fans, are reminded of it every day.

In other words, like SNY.TV’s Ted Berg often says, “Tony LaRussa invented the position, Mariano Rivera perfected it, now let’s all move on.”"

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  • Aug 02, 2010, 1:26 pm at 1:26 pm #

no offense ted, but dave duncan is mostly responsible for the one inning closer. and

many of rivera’s biggest saves were > 1 inning stints."

Monday, July 26, 2010


In Cleveland, July 26th

Final score, 3-2. both getty

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


At the Stadium, July 21st

"Then again, Amaro said if the Phillies don't start playing better, a trade for a starting pitcher won't make too much of a difference anyway. "It's really up to the players who are swinging the bat and making the pitches," Amaro said.
What needs to be addressed is we have to play better.""

Sunday, July 18, 2010


At the Stadium, July 18th

Saturday, July 17, 2010


At the Stadium honoring Mr. Steinbrenner and Bob Sheppard

reuters, reuters, ap, reuters, reuters, getty, 7/16/10, Final score 5-4 Yankees v Tampa Bay Rays


Sunday, July 11, 2010


Pepsi says Mo is 'Clutch' for first time, wins award for month of June

"For the first time in his career, the Yankees closer has been honored as the June 2010 Major League Baseball Clutch Performer of the Month presented by Pepsi....Rivera made 11 appearances in the month, earning two wins and picking up seven saves while not allowing a run in 13 innings. He surrendered a mere four hits while striking out 16 batters.

Rivera's outstanding performance in June earned him 37 percent of the 32,000-plus votes cast online at That was good enough to beat out fellow nominees Brennan Boesch (24 percent), Josh Hamilton (18 percent), Troy Glaus (14 percent), Adrian Gonzalez (five percent) and Josh Johnson (two percent)....

This is the fourth year for the Clutch Performer award and the first time Rivera has won the monthly honor. He was a finalist for the Clutch Performer of the Year Award last season, but was edged by Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier.

Rivera has a long-established reputation as a clutch performer not only for what he does at the end of games but also at the end of seasons. Rivera owns postseason records with 39 saves and a mind-boggling 0.74 ERA in 88 career playoff appearances.

Among pitchers who have tossed more than 100 postseason innings,

At the conclusion of the 2010 regular season, fans will have the opportunity to vote on the Major League Baseball Clutch Performer of the Year presented by Pepsi from

Friday, July 09, 2010


In Seattle, July 8th, #68 Pettitte-Rivera win-save combo, regular season

Tuesday, July 06, 2010


In Oakland, July 5th

Final score 3-1. top reuters, bottom ap

Thursday, July 01, 2010


At the Stadium v Mariners

July 1, 2010, final score 4-2. getty photos.
Aaron Gleeman on board, 7/2, "Mariano Rivera is the greatest relief pitcher in baseball history"...

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