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Yankees’ Mariano Rivera Proves He Is the Best Closer in the 2009 Postseason

Published by on October 13, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

If there was any doubt about who was the best closer in the postseason, last night proved that Mariano Rivera is the man that all managers want to send out in a close game. Last night, the Colorado Rockies lost the third game of a best-of-five series to the Philadelphia Phillies.

Looking back at the game, the blame can easily be put on the closer. Huston Street entered the game with a two-run lead and watched it vanish before his eyes. The day before that game, the Red Sox experienced a similar heart-breaking experience with their closer, Jonathan Papelbon.

Joe Nathan of the Minnesota Twins was pulverized by the New York Yankees in the Bronx. Mariano Rivera stands above all these young closers as an example of a pitc...

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