There were six blown saves yesterday and our of those saves resulted in the pitcher’s team losing.
|1||Dane De La Rosa||2013-07-23||LAA||MIN||L 3-10||7-7 ,BS||1.0||2||1||1||0||0||0||20||13|
|2||Boone Logan||2013-07-23||NYY||TEX||W 5-4||6-6 ,BS||0.0||2||1||1||0||0||1||7||4|
|3||Joe Nathan||2013-07-23||TEX||NYY||L 4-5||9-9 ,BL||0.2||2||2||2||1||1||0||19||10|
|4||Grant Balfour||2013-07-23||OAK||HOU||L 4-5||9-9f ,BL||0.1||3||3||2||1||0||1||29||14|
|5||Darren Oliver||2013-07-23||TOR||LAD||L 9-10||8-8 ,BL||1.0||3||4||4||1||2||2||23||15|
|6||Glen Perkins||2013-07-23||MIN||LAA||W 10-3||9-9 ,BW||1.0||1||1||1||3||0||0||29||14|
Balfour’s streak comes to an end
A’s closer Grant Balfour hadn’t blown a save this season, and had a save streak of 44 straight, an Oakland record and the sixth longest in major league history.
That quickly became history as Balfour took the loss as the Houston Astros rallied to defeat the A’s, 5-4. The Astros trailed 4-2 entering the 9th.
The Rangers were leading the Yankees in the 9th when Joe Nathan caught his cleat on the mound enabling Vernon Wells who had walked to reach second. Eduardo Nunez tied the game on the next pitch and then Brent Lillibridge singled in the eventual winning run as the Yankees topped Texas, 5-4.
Nathan had converted 15 consecutive save chances, and 31 of 32 this season. Texas had been 51-0 when leading after eight innings.
Mariano Rivera struck out two in a perfect 9th for his 32nd save of the season.