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How's this for an effed up stat?

Unread postby StewieG » Sat Apr 28, 2007 1:45 am

Joe Borowski has an ERA of 9.00, a WHIP of 1.73, and has no wins and one loss.

And yet he's been far and away better than Mariano Rivera. It's not even close.

Rivera, after his performance tonight, has a 12.15 ERA, a 1.95 WHIP, 1 win, 2 losses, and 0 saves. Zero. And 2 blown saves. This is the best closer in the history of the game. Incredible.

Before this season, his worst season as a closer was in 2000. That year, he went 7-4, with 36 saves and 5 blown saves, and an ERA of 2.86. That's his worst season. It's a career year for pretty much every other pitcher.

Last year he had a 1.80 ERA with 34 saves and 3 BS.

What happened?

Yeah, he's 37 years old, and yeah, there's still a lot of season for him to turn it around, but he's looked awful. Is he done?
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Unread postby FUDU » Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:01 am

Mariano's lack of saves doesn't completely fall on him, the Yankees have had horrible starting pitching and have held few leads to save (except of course against us).

But his other numbers do fall on him.

Not sure what to make of the cause.

Even though the Tribe is off to a fine start just think if we could have won 2 games from those damn Yankees (like we should have).

They swept us and they haven't won since and we've only lost once since. Weird but I'll take it.
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Unread postby Hoover » Sat Apr 28, 2007 10:02 am

In the NY Daily News, both the Yankees and Rivera claim there's nothing physically wrong.

I bet his problem is aging. He's getting up there in baseball years. Lots of wear and tear, lots of bullets thrown. He couldn't keep his domination up forever.
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