77th win-save combination for Pettitte and Rivera, 6/11/10, 67 regular and 10 post season. Update: #70 in regular season on 5/11/13, #81 total
- Andy Pettitte during Yankee game v Astros, 6/11/10,
- his 200th win as a Yankee. getty
5/11/13, Pettitte-Rivera win-save #81, 70th in regular season, final 3-2 vs Royals.
Today's 4-3 win for the Yankees at the stadium was the 67th win-save tandem in regular season for Pettitte and Rivera. May 26, 2010 was their 66th regular season win-save combination (4/19/10 NY Post article notes 65th reg. season combo on 4/18/10). The two also have 10 post season win-save combos. The YES Network's studio guy mentioned today's 67th win-save combo for Pettitte and Rivera but overlooked the pair's hard fought and earned 10 post season win saves. This is in line with YES Network's studio editorial judgment since day 1, ie. to ignore or minimize very substantial post season stats of Yankee players at key times, thus allowing the most difficult work of players to be lost or not seen in their total body of work. MLB outlets generally do the same thing.
- Pettitte and Rivera's 10 post season win-save combos:
- 1. Game 2, 1998 ALDS, Tex @ NYY
- 2. Game 4, 1998 World Series, NYY @ San Diego
- 3. Game 2, 1999 ALDS, Tex @ NYY
- 4. Game 4, 1999 ALCS, NYY @ Boston
- 5. Game 2, 2000 ALDS, NYY @ Oak
- 6. Game 3, 2000 ALCS, NYY @ Seattle
- 7. Game 1, 2001 ALCS, NYY @ Seattle
- 8. Game 2, 2003 ALDS, Minn. @ NYY
- 9. Game 3, 2009 ALDS, NYY @ Twins
- 10. Game 6, 2009 ALCS, LAA @ NYY