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Posted by: David
Tonight Mo was much better. However, he entered in the eighth with runners on 1st and 3rd with no outs. Jason Varitek hit a fly ball to center to tie the game, hence a tough blown save for Rivera. He got through the ninth when Posada threw out Damon attempting to steal. His postseason ERA is now 0.75 and he has blow five out of thirty-seven postseason save opportunities.
Posted by: David
Mariano Rivera did it again. He was brought in the eighth win a runner on third to relieve Tom Gordon. He faced Johnny Damon and struck him out looking to end the inning. The Yankees had a chance to put it away in the bottom of the eighth but A-ROD flew out to right with the bases loaded. Mo retired Bellhorn on a grounder to first to start the ninth. Manny Ramirez doubled up the gap in left. He then had to face David Ortiz who has a .538 lifetime average against him. No problem he strikes him out swinging. Next is Millar, the cowboy up was cowboy down as Mo fanned him to end the game and preserve a 3-1 victory for John Lieber who was magnificent through seven innings. The save for Rivera is his 32nd postseason of his career and his E.R.A. is lowered to 0.69.
Posted by: Patrick
Mariano has just arrived at the stadium (top of the 3rd inning).
Posted by: Patrick
Mo has announced that he will make it back to New York in time for Game 1 of the ALCS.
Posted by: David
The Yankees led going into the ninth inning 8-1. Felix Heredia had come on in the eighth but he started the ninth by hitting the first two batters. Tanyon Sturtze relieved and Guzman got an infield single to the right side to load the bases. Cuddyer followed with a single up the middle to make the score 8-2. Play "Enter Sandman", Mo comes on and retires three batters in succession. The Twins score two more runs but he preserves a 8-4 victory for the Yankees in the pivotal third game of the series to put them ahead 2-1 in the series. He lowered his postseason E.R.A. to 0.72.
Posted by: Patrick
We have added a milestones page to detail when Mariano has reached important statistical milestones in his career.
Posted by: Patrick
Mariano came in in the 8th inning with 1 out and runners on 1st and 2nd with a 2 run lead and allowed 2 runs to score (both unearned), which tied the game at 5.

It was just his third blown save in 33 postseason appearances. However, he managed to get out of the inning after that and pitched a 1-2-3 9th.
Posted by: Patrick
Our All Time Saves page has been updated.

Mariano finished the 2004 regular season with 336 career saves, good enough for 8th best all-time. Next up? Rollie Fingers at 341.
Posted by: Patrick
If you feel that Mo is deserving of the 2004 A.L. MVP Award, feel free to grab a graphic to display on your website or elsewhere to show your support.

Also, you can read a small analysis by me.