The Mariano Report

by Bill Chuck on August 12, 2013

Mariano Rivera allowed two 9th inning home runs to Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez as he blew his third straight save but picked up the vulture 5-4 win over the Detroit Tigers.

Nine to Know

    1. It was the first time Rivera had allowed multiple home runs in a save opportunity
    2. It was the first time he had blown three consecutive saves as Mo allowed a two-out, game-tying single to Adam Dunn last Wednesday night in the Yankees’ 12-inning loss to the Chicago White Sox and he allowed a two-run homer to Miggy Friday night in a game the Yankees won in 10 innings.
    3. Mo has now allowed 70 homers in his career.
    4. Five players have hit two homers against Rivera: Cabrera, Rafael Palmeiro, Aubrey Huff, Edgar Martinez, Evan Longoria
    5. Five players have hit walkoff homers against Rivera: Ichiro Suzuki, Vernon Wells, Bill Selby, Bill Mueller, Marco Scutaro
    6. Rivera has allowed 985 hits to 490 batters in his career. Three batters have 10 hits off Mo: David Ortiz, Jason Varitek, Edgar Martinez
    7. He has allowed 20 walkoff hits to 20 different batters.
    8. In his career, Mariano has allowed 192 hits in August, the most of any month.
    9. It was the first time since 2009, that Rivera surrendered two homers in an inning and just the third time Rivera has allowed two homers in a relief appearance.
Rk Date Opp Rslt App,Dec IP H R ER BB SO HR Pit Str
1 2013-08-11 DET W 5-4 9-9f ,BW 1.0 2 2 2 0 0 2 23 16
2 2009-05-07 TBR L 6-8 9-9 ,L 0.2 2 2 2 0 1 2 24 16
3 1998-07-18 TOR W 10-3 9-9f 1.0 2 2 2 1 0 2 28 15
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 8/12/2013.

Mariano has now allowed at least five homers in a season for the fifth time, the fourth time as a reliever

Year Age G GS GF SV IP HR ▾ HR/9
1995 25 19 10 2 0 67.0 11 1.5
2009 39 66 0 55 44 66.1 7 0.9
1997 27 66 0 56 43 71.2 5 0.6
2001 31 71 0 66 50 80.2 5 0.6
2013 43 47 0 45 35 44.1 5 1.0
19 Yrs 1098 10 937 643 1264.0 70 0.5
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 8/12/2013.

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