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Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Rivera's walk on the wild side 

Has anyone noticed that Mariano Rivera is walking people at the highest rate of his career since his rookie season? He has so far walked 11 guys in 28 innings (I'm not sure how many of them were intentional). That's awfully high for him, especially since last year he walked 10 guys ALL SEASON in a little over 70 innings. Thanks to his walk numbers, he's working on his highest WHIP since 1997 - the year he was turned into a reliever.

Of course, Mariano's ERA is 0.96, and his BAA is a paltry .206, but the volume of walks that he is issuing is a little bit disturbing. It's definately something to keep an eye on, but nothing to lose sleep over.
# posted by shawn : 6/01/2004 12:50:00 PM -
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