Mariano Rivera gets win in save situation after official scorer calls David Robertson ‘brief and ineffective’
Summary of 3 articles · Updated Sep 13, 2013
The official scorer ruled Rivera the winner because David Robertson who was in the game when New York took the lead made a "brief and ineffective" appearance. Well, those are words nobody likes to hear, but Robertson had allowed three runs and four hits, letting Baltimore tie the score in the eighth. That's pretty ineffective. And fairly brief. Not only did New York Yankees legend Mariano Rivera get a sculpture from the Baltimore Orioles on the occasion of his final appearance at Camden Yards as an active player Thursday night, but he also got a little something unexpected from the official scorer. His 82nd career victory. As Mariano Rivera prepares to retire, the closer's farewell tour has become a central subplot to the season. In turn, Rivera should have been awarded the save, which would have been his 44th of the year, pushing him past Johnson for the AL lead, and the 652nd of his career, padding his all-time record total. He retired the first two Baltimore hitters he faced, Manny Machado and Chris Davis, but proceeded to yield singles to Adam Jones and Nick Markakis, then served up a game-tying three-run homer to Danny Valencia and a double to J.J.
After Mariano Rivera threw two full innings on July 16, 2006, to lock down New York's 6-4 win against the White Sox at Yankee Stadium, he was reluctant to give up the baseball, even to the Hall of Fame.