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Andy and Mo: A productive team

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Apr 21, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

I don’t know why this stat intrigues me, but it does.

Andy Pettitte has won 56 games that Mariano Rivera got the save in. Since the save was invented in 1969, the record for a starter and a closer is 57 by Bob Welch and Dennis Eckersley of Oakland. The ever hard-working Elias Sports Bureau figured that out.

So Andy and Mo can tie the record tonight.

Yes, I know, wins are sort of meaningless and so are saves. But that stat does indicate quality over a long period of time. Or at least durability.

You know what would be interesting? A list of pitchers that Mo has the most saves for. I wonder who is after Andy? It’s got to be Moose or Clemens.

Hey, Elias, get on that.

UPDATE, 2:32 p.m.: Our man David Pinto has the 411:

Andy Pettitte 56
Mike Mussina 49
Roger Clemens 35
Orlando Hernandez 32
David Wells 25
Chien Ming-Wang 23

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