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  • Each All-Time Reliever's Worst Moment

    Of the relieving greats in the game, what was the worst moment for each?

    Dennis Eckersley- Gibson home run
    Mariano Rivera- Blows Game 4 of 2004 ALCS
    "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

  • #2
    Originally posted by Tyrus4189Cobb View Post
    Dennis Eckersley- Gibson home run
    Goose Gossage - Gibson home run

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    • #3
      to be honest for Gossage I remember the Brett HR in the 1980 playoffs and Mariano Game 7 2001 - triple by Womack, throws ball into CF on a bunt attempt it's not all a bloop over a drawn in infield.

      now to add something original rather than nitpick others:

      Trevor Hoffman: I won't look it up but I seem to recall as a Brewer(? or was it vs. Brewers) he gave up a boatload of runs in a clinching game to blow a lead somehow I think Tony Gwynn Jr. had a key hit.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by PVNICK View Post
        Trevor Hoffman: I won't look it up but I seem to recall as a Brewer(? or was it vs. Brewers) he gave up a boatload of runs in a clinching game to blow a lead somehow I think Tony Gwynn Jr. had a key hit.
        I'd look it up but that's not enough info The 2001 Rivera instance is another good one.

        Anyone got one for Quiz?
        "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

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        • #5
          Originally posted by PVNICK View Post
          to be honest for Gossage I remember the Brett HR in the 1980 playoffs and Mariano Game 7 2001 - triple by Womack, throws ball into CF on a bunt attempt it's not all a bloop over a drawn in infield.

          now to add something original rather than nitpick others:

          Trevor Hoffman: I won't look it up but I seem to recall as a Brewer(? or was it vs. Brewers) he gave up a boatload of runs in a clinching game to blow a lead somehow I think Tony Gwynn Jr. had a key hit.
          I remember these more than the Gibson HR and 2004 ALCS loss too. Especially the Rivera one - Game 7 in the World Series is a pretty big deal.
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          • #6
            North of the border, we think of Eckersley's worst moment as the two-run home run he gave up to Roberto Alomar in the 9th inning of game four of the 1992 ALCS.

            Biily Wagner gave up a leadoff homer to So Taguchi (!) in the top of the ninth inning of game 2 of the 2006 NLCS, breaking a 6-6 tie. Wagner gave up two more runs before he got his third out.

            None of these guys were top-level relievers, but I think most of us know the worst moments of Ralph Branca, Tom Niedenfuer, and Donnie Moore.
            Last edited by Gee Walker; 10-18-2012, 04:43 PM. Reason: add year

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            • #7
              Double post...
              1885 1886 1926 1931 1934 1942 1944 1946 1964 1967 1982 2006 2011

              1887 1888 1928 1930 1943 1968 1985 1987 2004 2013

              1996 2000 2001 2002 2005 2009 2012 2014 2015


              The Top 100 Pitchers In MLB History
              The Top 100 Position Players In MLB History

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Gee Walker View Post
                Tom Niedenfuer.
                Hard to pick his worst moment in that one week. See Kim, B. As far as other big name relievers with a big, bad moment, that went on to win the series: Brad Lidge and Albert Pujols.
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                • #9
                  I can't really recall if Tug McGraw had too many post season bad games but that May 1979 game against the Cubs has to be up there as one of his worst moments. That game alone probably kept him from having a respectable season era.
                  "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

                  "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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                  • #10
                    mariano 2001 vs az

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                    • #11
                      Hugh Casey's worst on-field moment was no doubt the ninth inning of game four of the 1941 World Series, with the passed ball to Tommy Heinrich.
                      Indeed the first step toward finding out is to acknowledge you do not satisfactorily know already; so that no blight can so surely arrest all intellectual growth as the blight of cocksureness.--CS Peirce

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                      • #12
                        I was in attendance for another bad moment for Mariano Rivera: game four of the 1997 ALDS between the Indians and Yankees.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by PVNICK View Post
                          to be honest for Gossage I remember the Brett HR in the 1980 playoffs and Mariano Game 7 2001 - triple by Womack, throws ball into CF on a bunt attempt it's not all a bloop over a drawn in infield.
                          Like Matt, I agree on both of those.

                          Trevor Hoffman: I won't look it up but I seem to recall as a Brewer(? or was it vs. Brewers) he gave up a boatload of runs in a clinching game to blow a lead somehow I think Tony Gwynn Jr. had a key hit.
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                          Holliday still hasn't touched the plate

                          Bad as those were, I think giving up the homer to Brosius in G3 of the '98 WS was worse.

                          Originally posted by Matthew C. View Post
                          Hard to pick his worst moment in that one week.
                          That's really true.

                          I think Jeff Reardon's is clearly the Ed Sprague homer to whiz away the Braves G2 win in the '92 Series.
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                          • #14
                            Rob Dibble had a few. Here is one of his less than finer moments...

                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tPYqBYmp0Y

                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oMcL5Wfg88

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                            • #15
                              Donnie Moore in the 1986 ALCS, game 5. This was more of a team collapse. But Moore gave up that two out two strike two run blast.
                              Last edited by pheasant; 10-18-2012, 09:58 PM.

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