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Consecutive Saves at Home

Posted by Raphy on May 16, 2010

With Mariano Rivera blowing a save at home today for the first time in ages, there was some discussion in the comments from Andy's thread about the longest home save streaks. Now that Mariano is done,the longest active streak belongs to Fernando Rodney with 27.  Here are the longest such  streaks as listed by the PI.

Rk Strk Start End Games W L GS CG SHO GF SV IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA HBP WP BK Tm
1 Mariano Rivera 2007-08-18 2010-04-30 51 0 0 0 0 0 51 51 49.2 28 4 4 7 57 2 0.72 3 1 0 NYY
2 Eric Gagne 2002-08-28 2004-07-01 51 0 0 0 0 0 51 51 53.1 25 4 4 8 91 1 0.68 4 2 0 LAD
3 Trevor Hoffman 1998-08-04 2000-07-15 49 0 0 0 0 0 49 49 49.2 30 9 6 6 75 1 1.09 0 6 0 SDP
4 John Smoltz 2002-06-03 2004-04-08 47 0 0 0 0 0 47 47 48.2 31 5 5 9 55 3 0.92 0 2 0 ATL
5 Robb Nen 1997-07-17 1999-06-18 39 0 0 0 0 0 39 39 41.0 27 6 5 10 51 3 1.10 1 0 0 FLA-SFG
6 Trevor Hoffman 2001-05-29 2002-09-01 38 0 0 0 0 0 38 38 35.2 13 2 2 6 56 0 0.50 0 0 0 SDP
7 Antonio Alfonseca 2000-04-07 2001-08-24 37 0 0 0 0 0 37 37 36.2 29 5 4 7 24 1 0.98 2 0 0 FLA
8 John Franco 1991-04-08 1994-05-01 36 0 0 0 0 0 36 36 36.0 29 6 4 9 22 2 1.00 0 0 0 NYM
9 Bob Wickman 2005-08-29 2007-08-04 34 0 0 0 0 0 34 34 33.0 26 5 4 7 30 2 1.09 2 1 0 CLE-ATL
10 Keith Foulke 2000-09-01 2002-05-25 33 0 0 0 0 0 33 33 34.1 20 1 1 7 36 0 0.26 1 0 0 CHW
11 Rod Beck 1993-05-21 1995-04-29 33 0 0 0 0 0 33 33 35.0 20 4 4 7 32 3 1.03 1 0 0 SFG
12 Francisco Cordero 2006-07-30 2007-08-04 32 0 0 0 0 0 32 32 30.1 13 2 2 13 39 0 0.59 0 3 0 MIL
13 Mariano Rivera 2005-09-07 2007-08-05 31 0 0 0 0 0 31 31 34.0 20 4 4 7 29 0 1.06 3 0 0 NYY
14 Willie Hernandez 1981-08-25 1985-05-30 31 0 0 0 0 0 31 31 47.2 29 5 5 8 40 2 0.94 1 1 0 CHC-PHI-DET
15 Doug Henry 1991-08-14 1993-05-16 30 0 0 0 0 0 30 30 32.0 16 3 3 6 28 0 0.84 0 1 0 MIL
16 Joakim Soria 2007-09-18 2009-07-25 29 0 0 0 0 0 29 29 31.2 17 4 4 7 39 0 1.14 0 2 0 KCR
17 Joe Nathan 2007-09-18 2009-04-19 29 0 0 0 0 0 29 29 29.1 18 3 3 8 27 1 0.92 0 0 0 MIN
18 Joe Nathan 2005-09-07 2007-06-10 29 0 0 0 0 0 29 29 30.2 16 3 3 9 45 0 0.88 0 0 0 MIN
19 Eddie Guardado 2002-08-27 2004-04-18 29 0 0 0 0 0 29 29 28.1 21 4 4 7 28 0 1.27 0 2 0 MIN-SEA
20 Tom Gordon 1998-04-19 1999-05-31 29 0 0 0 0 0 29 29 29.0 13 4 4 7 32 1 1.24 1 4 0 BOS
21 Fernando Rodney 2008-09-25 2010-04-20 27 0 0 0 0 0 27 27 27.2 21 4 4 7 35 2 1.30 1 0 0 DET-LAA
22 Jason Isringhause 2006-08-05 2008-04-16 27 0 0 0 0 0 27 27 26.1 17 3 3 7 19 0 1.03 0 0 0 STL
23 Francisco Cordero 2003-09-02 2004-09-25 27 0 0 0 0 0 27 27 26.2 20 5 5 10 31 0 1.69 0 2 1 TEX
24 Armando Benitez 2000-06-24 2001-07-17 27 0 0 0 0 0 27 27 28.0 12 2 2 11 40 1 0.64 0 2 0 NYM
25 Randy Myers 1987-08-05 1989-07-22 27 0 0 0 0 0 27 27 37.1 14 1 1 7 42 0 0.24 0 2 0 NYM
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Generated 5/16/2010.

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8 Responses to “Consecutive Saves at Home”

  1. Johnny Twisto Says:

    Willie Hernandez and Randy Myers's streaks (i.e., the ones from the '80s) are probably the most impressive, with well over 1 IP per appearance.

    I can't believe Rivera was tied with Gagne, I had no idea. Now today's loss stings even more. Oh well.

    Rivera, Francisco Cordero, Joe Nathan, and Trevor Hoffman each have two streaks on the list. Rivera's two streaks are separated by 13 days. Looks like there was just one blown save in the middle, and Rivera still ended up with the win, so the Yanks had won 83 straight games when handing Rivera a save situation at home before today.

  2. Wow Johnny, good catch. Sunday was the first time in over 5 years that the Yankees handed the ball to Mariano Rivera in a save situation at home and lost. Overall, it was the 12th time in his career.

    Rk Date Tm Opp Rslt App,Dec IP H R ER BB SO HR Pit Str GSc IR IS BF AB 2B 3B IBB HBP SH SF GDP SB CS PO BK WP ERA WPA RE24 aLI
    1 2005-04-06 NYY BOS L 3-7 9-9 ,BL 0.2 3 5 1 3 1 0 38 18 0 0 9 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.50 -0.802 -4.266 3.938
    2 2004-09-17 NYY BOS L 2-3 9-9f ,BL 1.0 2 2 2 1 2 0 27 16 0 0 7 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 18.00 -0.610 -1.450 4.029
    3 2003-08-06 NYY TEX L 4-5 9-9f ,BL 1.0 1 2 1 2 0 0 24 10 0 0 7 4 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 9.00 -0.619 -1.466 2.226
    4 2001-06-12 NYY MON L 1-2 8-9 ,BS 1.1 1 1 1 0 1 1 19 14 2 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.75 -0.069 0.028 2.500
    5 2000-08-18 NYY ANA L 8-9 9-10 ,BS 1.2 3 2 2 0 2 1 37 27 3 3 8 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.80 -0.150 -2.736 1.590
    6 2000-05-07 NYY BAL L 6-7 9-9f ,BL 1.0 4 3 3 0 0 0 22 17 0 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27.00 -0.682 -2.408 3.489
    7 1999-07-16 NYY ATL L 7-10 9-9f ,BL 1.0 3 4 4 1 0 1 19 12 0 0 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 36.00 -0.770 -3.422 3.544
    8 1998-05-14 NYY TEX L 5-7 9-10 ,BS 2.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 29 21 0 0 9 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 -0.033 0.099 3.212
    9 1997-09-18 NYY DET L 7-9 9-9 ,BS 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 16 11 0 0 5 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9.00 -0.178 -0.445 4.472
    10 1997-04-15 NYY ANA L 5-6 9-9f ,BL 1.0 3 2 2 0 1 0 14 12 0 0 6 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.00 -0.607 -1.445 3.628
    11 1997-04-11 NYY OAK L 1-3 9-9 ,BS 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 1 21 16 0 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.00 -0.178 -0.445 3.128
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    Generated 5/17/2010.
  3. I knew Gagne had to up there. He had that 81 save streak at one point. I think it was 81...close to it anyway.

  4. Interesting that Wickman, Rivera and Cordero all lost their streak on pretty much the same say in August of 2007.

  5. Johnny Twisto Says:

    I didn't even think to look at what happened prior to Rivera's 05-07 streak. He blew another save which the Yankees won just prior to that streak. I think I counted another 14 successful saves before that, so it was 98 consecutive wins at home when Rivera came in for a save, back to that 4/6/05 appearance listed in Raphy's #2 (which helped lead to Rivera's mock-standing O at Fenway a few days later).

  6. Kahuna Tuna Says:

    Not shown on Raphy's list in #2 is a 4/8/97 game at Anaheim in which Rivera gave a game-tying run in the bottom of the ninth. The Angels won that game in twelve innings. In fact, Rivera blew three of his first seven save opportunities in 1997, the year he officially took over the Yankees closer role. So he wasn't automatic right from the beginning.

  7. DoubleDiamond Says:

    I think that a most consecutive saves streak on the road would be even more impressive. Not only would someone be in enemy territory, but the stakes are higher - a go-ahead run is a walk-off, not just something for the pitcher's team to think about overcoming in the bottom of the ninth (although often against the opponent's closer). While a home game never presents a save opportunity in an extra inning game, a closer called in to preserve a lead in the bottom of an extra inning is not only trying to prevent a walk-off win but also to prevent the game from going into even more innings.

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