It's a nugget that's really been unreported, but it should be. Luckily for us, ESPN just wrote about it and I wanted to share it.
According to ESPN:
struck out two in his one inning of relief Sunday. That gave him 130
this season, tying for most strikeouts by a Yankees reliever ever, a
record that Mariano Rivera set in 1996. Betances’ 130 K's have come in only 86 2/3 innings. Rivera needed 107 2/3 innings to set his mark."
Betances has found this thing, and I applaud that. I look forward to this guy in the future. The Yankees need to hold onto this guy.
As you know, there is a ton of talk about whether or not Bet will be the new Mariano Rivera, totally disregarding everything DRob has done this year.
While it probably doesn't faze Robertson, you can't ignore his 36 saves so far either. I mentioned once that I wonder if the Yankees would let DRob walk after this season. Read THE YANKEES MIGHT BE WILLING TO PART WITH DROB. It was merely a speculation piece. I in no way want DRob to leave. In fact, quite the opposite. I believe a future of Betances and DRob could prove to be as dominant as Mariano and John Wetteland. The difference is... we could have our new combo for several years if the Yankees would be smart about it.
Anyway... nice nugget from Jeff Seidel of ESPN.
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