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him for the most ever by a closer in one playoff run. (The mark was previously reached by John Wetteland (1996), Troy Percival (2002), Rob Nen (2002) and Brad Lidge (2008).) Uehara expressed surprise about reaching that milestone, pausing
the postseason. That ties the record for the most saves in a single postseason, matching John Wetteland (1996), Troy Percival (2002), Rob Nen (2002) and Brad Lidge (2008). – Xander Bogaerts had two hits against Wainwright, becoming
four dominating innings – particularly once Rodriguez emerged as a force in the playoffs in front of super-closer Troy Percival . This was arguably the first group since the 1990 Reds to win a World Series with its primary strength lying
games) to trim the score to 4-3. But Rays closer Troy Percival held on for dear life, recording a save when Kevin ..... of the game, when he drove a pitch from Rays closer Troy Percival to the warming track in centerfield for the game’s final out
it’s really nice to have a cache of really talented guys out there.” The team started the year with closer Troy Percival manning its ninth inning. But the right-hander, who had come out of retirement in the second half of last season, proved
player like Pena, or veteran additions signed to short-term contracts such as outfielder Cliff Floyd and reliever Troy Percival , can only be a difference maker if a team has a substantial core of talent. In order for a club with a thin wallet
the postseason. That ties the record for the most saves in a single postseason, matching John Wetteland (1996), Troy Percival (2002), Rob Nen (2002) and Brad Lidge (2008). – Xander Bogaerts had two hits against Wainwright, becoming the
Jonathan Papelbon, 2006-2007 The longest such streak ever? 140 straight outings of 3+ batters faced without a GIDP by Troy Percival from 1996-1999 covering 143 innings. ------
Though the Red Sox mounted an uprising against Rays closer Troy Percival , the distance that they had to travel due to the dominance of Tampa Bay starter Matt Garza and the struggles of Boston starter
task was phenom David Price last spring. Price, despite his youth, "crushed" closer (and Rays team graybeard) Troy Percival , according to Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon , and the phenomenon picked up steam from there.
prevention their top priority of last offseason. They haven't changed their pitching staff that dramatically - Garza and Troy Percival being the key offseason acquisitions - but they've become a staff that can absolutely shut down opponents.