The Blown Save Report

by Bill Chuck on July 24, 2013

There were six blown saves yesterday and our of those saves resulted in the pitcher’s team losing.

Rk Player Date Tm Opp Rslt App,Dec IP H R ER BB SO HR Pit Str
1 Dane De La Rosa 2013-07-23 LAA MIN L 3-10 7-7 ,BS 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 20 13
2 Boone Logan 2013-07-23 NYY TEX W 5-4 6-6 ,BS 0.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 7 4
3 Joe Nathan 2013-07-23 TEX NYY L 4-5 9-9 ,BL 0.2 2 2 2 1 1 0 19 10
4 Grant Balfour 2013-07-23 OAK HOU L 4-5 9-9f ,BL 0.1 3 3 2 1 0 1 29 14
5 Darren Oliver 2013-07-23 TOR LAD L 9-10 8-8 ,BL 1.0 3 4 4 1 2 2 23 15
6 Glen Perkins 2013-07-23 MIN LAA W 10-3 9-9 ,BW 1.0 1 1 1 3 0 0 29 14
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Generated 7/24/2013.

Balfour’s streak comes to an end

A’s closer Grant Balfour hadn’t blown a save this season, and had a save streak of 44 straight, an Oakland record and the sixth longest in major league history.

That quickly became history as Balfour took the loss as the Houston Astros rallied to defeat the A’s, 5-4. The Astros trailed 4-2 entering the 9th.

Nathan’s slip

The Rangers were leading the Yankees in the 9th when Joe Nathan caught his cleat on the mound enabling Vernon Wells who had walked to reach second. Eduardo Nunez tied the game on the next pitch and then Brent Lillibridge singled in the eventual winning run as the Yankees topped Texas, 5-4.

Nathan had converted 15 consecutive save chances, and 31 of 32 this season. Texas had been 51-0 when leading after eight innings.

Mariano Rivera struck out two in a perfect 9th for his 32nd save of the season.

2013 Blown Saves Leaders

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