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Random Rivera facts

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Sep 14, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Most saves by oppponent
1. Baltimore Orioles – 70
2. Tampa Bay Rays – 59
3. Boston Red Sox – 54
4. Toronto Blue Jays – 47
5. Chicago White Sox – 41

Saves by month
March – 1
April – 82
May – 98
June – 117
July – 102
August – 112
September – 82
October – 6

Streaks
Saves on two consecutive days – 92
Saves on three consecutive days – 22
Saves on four consecutive days – 1
Rivera had saves on June 1, 2, 3 and 4 in 2004

By innings pitched
0.1 inning – 24
0.2 inning – 15
1.0 inning – 445
1.1 innings – 71
1.2 innings – 34
2.0 innings – 10
2.1 innings – 1

Most saves by winning pitcher
1. Andy Pettitte – 68
2. Mike Mussina – 48
3. Roger Clemens – 35
4. Orlando Hernandez – 32
5. David Wells – 25
6. Chien-Ming Wang – 24
7. Ramiro Mendoza – 23
8. David Cone – 20
9. Mike Stanton – 17
10. CC Sabathia – 16
11. Javier Vazquez – 15
11. A.J. Burnett – 15
13. Randy Johnson – 13
14. Phil Hughes – 11
14. Jeff Nelson – 11
15. Joba Chamberlain – 10
15. Tom Gordon – 10

Here and there
Home – 289
Road – 311

Milestone saves
No. 1 - May 17, 1996 vs. Angels
No. 100 – June 11, 1999 vs. Marlins
No. 200 – August 1, 2001 vs. Rangers
No. 300 – May 28, 2004 vs. Devil Rays
No. 400 – July 16, 2006 vs. White Sox
No. 500 – June 28, 2009 vs. Mets
No. 600 – September 13, 2011 vs. Mariners

Most saves as a Yankee
1. Mariano Rivera – 600
2. Dave Righetti – 224
3. Goose Gossage – 151
4. Sparky Lyle – 141
5. Johnny Murphy – 104

Most postseason saves
1. Mariano Rivera – 42
2. Brad Lidge – 18
3. Dennis Eckersley – 15
4t. Jason Isringhausen – 11
4t. Robb Nen – 11

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