Last night, Mo was handed the ball with a 5-3 lead in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays, which usually means-- GAME OVER! Prior to last night, Mo had pitched in 9 games and had a spotless record. He was 1-0, 9.1 IP, 7 SAVES, 0.00 ERA for the season. But as it never fails, the law of averages will sooner or later catch up to you. Mo allowed 2 runs as the Blue Jays tied the game 5-5 handing Rivera his first BLOWN SAVE of the year. The Blue Jays would go on to win the game 6-5 on an RBI-double by Travis Snider in the bottom of the 10th inning.
After the game Mo simply said, “Going in there I had it in mind that everything was going to be fine. Today wasn’t a good day.”
It's that simple. Even the great Rivera can have an off night. For the record, as it stands, Mo has 566 career SAVES and only 68 career BLOWN SAVES. He's still money in the bank in 9 out of 10 save chances.