Mo memorable than we thought
It turns out Wednesday’s game had more to remember than just Mariano Rivera’s ninth-inning lineout to center field. Rivera also struck out all four batters he faced in the 8-4 win, marking his most-ever batters faced in an appearance when striking out each hitter.
He had gone 3-for-3 in striking out batters on 15 prior occasions, most recently on 6/19/08 vs. San Diego. It also marked just the fourth time since the start of the 1997 season he has struck out four-or-more hitters in a game (all four strikeouts: 7/9/08 vs. Tampa Bay; 5/20/06 at Mets; 8/19/99 vs. Kansas City).