Comments on: Consecutive Saves at Home http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6078 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Baseball-Reference Blog » Blog Archive » Consecutive Saves on the Road http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6078/comment-page-1#comment-19240 Tue, 18 May 2010 01:12:22 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6078#comment-19240 [...] looking at the leaders in consecutive saves at home, reader DoubleDiamond made the following comment: I think that a most consecutive saves streak on [...]

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By: DoubleDiamond http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6078/comment-page-1#comment-19228 Tue, 18 May 2010 00:28:41 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6078#comment-19228 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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By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6078/comment-page-1#comment-19135 Mon, 17 May 2010 17:47:00 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6078#comment-19135 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.

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6078/comment-page-1#comment-19070 Mon, 17 May 2010 04:46:22 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6078#comment-19070 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).

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By: Brad http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6078/comment-page-1#comment-19069 Mon, 17 May 2010 04:26:16 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6078#comment-19069 Interesting that Wickman, Rivera and Cordero all lost their streak on pretty much the same say in August of 2007.

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By: Mark http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6078/comment-page-1#comment-19068 Mon, 17 May 2010 04:16:36 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6078#comment-19068 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.

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By: Raphy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6078/comment-page-1#comment-19066 Mon, 17 May 2010 04:06:53 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6078#comment-19066 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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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6078/comment-page-1#comment-19063 Mon, 17 May 2010 03:59:13 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6078#comment-19063 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.

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