Why Mariano Rivera Is Better Than All the Other Closers

Posted: 16th October 2009 by Joseph DelGrippo in MLB
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There were four Divisional Series matchups last week, and all four included a major comeback by the team which eventuallyáwon the series. The New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez greeted Joe Nathan with a two-run homer to tie Game Two against the Minnesota Twins, and the Yankees greeted Nathan again in the clinching Game Three with a couple hits to score inherited runners. The Los Angeles Dodgers came back on St. Louis closer Ryan Franklin (although Franklin was "helped" by a glaring error by left fielder Matt Holliday), Philadelphia came back in two separate games against Colorado closer Huston Street and Vladimir Guerrero's two-run, ninth inning single capped a three-run rally against Boston closer Jonathan Papelbon. To Yankee fans, no comeback was more sweet than the Angels rally against Bo ...

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