This guy works extremely hard. He loves the game. He respects the game. He plays the game right. He Is a hall of famer for sure. He is loved by so many fans around the MLB communnity. He’s Mariano Rivera, and he is the newest member of the 500 saves club.
The game was on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball last night and I was pumped that I would be able to watch the Yanks again; they were on Saturday Night Baseball on MLB Network the night before. So I was sitting in front of the t.v. and I watched as the Yankees looked really good again. I was thinking that there is no way we won’t sweep them. I was in that kind of mindset. It was great. Chien Ming Wang didn’t suck… that’s good. Maybe he’ll start to get it going. Now the offense wasn’t all that great. That’s my one concern from last night’s game. We only had four hits over the course of the game. None of them were homers but we did get a lot of help from the Mets pitching who walked eleven guys overall. That helped us a ton. We had the win going into the ninth in which Mo got an extra run to work with. He was actually at the plate and was walked by K-Rod with the bases loaded to bring in a run. That was Rivera’s first career RBI. Well, that’s all for last night’s game. It was good. We got the sweep and it looks like we’re back on track headed back into the American League. Let’s keep it up, huh guys.
So back to Mo. He was STELLAR! As he has done many times in the past, he came in to finish the eighth inning and then went on to finish the game in the ninth. He struck out two and didn’t give up anything at all as he cruised to his 500th career save. He is now in the company of Trevor Hoffman who is the only other guy to have reached 500 saves. This save puts him in that hall of fame by me. But my vote isn’t legit so hopefully the legitimate voters see things the same way I do. He is a hall of famer no doubt.
Congrats to Mo on his milestone and congrats to the Yanks on their sweep of the Mets. We absolutely dominated the Mets during interleague play. Especially the last four games. We have been STELLAR.
Well, until next time… hasta luego.