Comments on: When did the all-time Saves leaders get their first RBI? http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1834 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: DoubleDiamond http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1834/comment-page-1#comment-7118 Fri, 03 Jul 2009 19:47:31 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=1834#comment-7118 I remember that Hoffman game all too well, although I didn't remember his specific role in it. I saw it on T.V. The Padres had the bases loaded with two out in the top of the ninth against Heathcliff Slocumb at the Vet. The Phillies led by one. The count was 3-2 on Jeff Reed. The next pitch looked like strike three to everyone watching with one exception. Of course, that was the home plate umpire. So, the bases-loaded walk tied the score, giving Slocumb a blown save, of course. The next batter, a pinch hitter for the previous pitcher, made the third out. The Phillies didn't score in the bottom of the ninth, opening the floodgates for the Padres' nine-run 10th.

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By: kicking222 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1834/comment-page-1#comment-7064 Tue, 30 Jun 2009 17:06:50 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=1834#comment-7064 Love that tenth inning in the Hoffman game- nine runs on six hits and no errors, and Hoffman gets the only XBH.

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By: statboy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1834/comment-page-1#comment-7061 Tue, 30 Jun 2009 15:08:09 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=1834#comment-7061 "Mariano Rivera got his first RBI on Sunday night, drawing a bases-loaded walk off Francisco Rodriguez. This is particularly surprising given that Mark Teixeira was batting after Rivera. You’d think K-Rod would have gone after Mariano."

I'm sure he was! All pitchers lose the strike zone on occasion.

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