Greetings from Chase Field
Hello from Phoenix, Arizona, where Lady Gaga is thankfully not present and all of the New Yorkers seem to be talking about how hot it is. Yes, it gets hot in the desert in June. You kind of had to see that coming, no?
- RHP Mariano Rivera has retired his last 21 hitters faced, marking a career best according to the Elias Sports Bureau…began the streak on 6/3 vs. Baltimore after starting the ninth inning by issuing a walk to Nick Markakis and hitting Ty Wigginton with a pitch…Elias also notes that Rivera has held opponents hitless in their last 22AB (last hit allowed was on 6/1 vs. Baltimore to Luke Scott)…has held RH batters hitless in their last 20AB (last RH hit allowed was on 5/21 at Citi Field to Jason Bay). … Has not allowed a run over his last 11 appearances (since 5/25), holding opponents to just 1H and 2BB in 11.0IP while converting each of his eight save opportunities (1HP, 10K).