Monday, August 8, 2011

Mariano Rivera's kryptonite

Since Rivera became the Yankees closer in 1997, he is now 58 of 74 in all regular- and postseason save opportunities against the Red Sox, a save percentage of just .784. Against everyone else, the number is .904. The Red Sox have beaten Rivera 10 times in Boston and six times in New York, though, based on save percentage, Rivera's frustrations against them have been quite consistent: .778 at Fenway, .793 in the Bronx, .750 in the playoffs and .788 in the regular season.
--Tony Massarotti, Boston Globe, on reassurance during a financial meltdown