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By closing out yesterday’s 3-1 victory over the White Sox, Mariano Rivera not only helped snap the Yankees’ first two-game losing streak of the season, but he also put an end to his own streak of two consecutive blown saves.

Dave Righetti blew four consecutive saves in 1988 despite compiling an ERA of 3.60 over the span.

Over his long and illustrious career, Rivera has blown two consecutive saves on eight different occasions, but never has he allowed the skid to reach three, a distinction he shares with other great closers like Trevor Hoffman, Troy Percival and Dennis Eckersley.

The record for most consecutive blown saves is four, a mark shared by nine different pitchers. Most recently, the White Sox’ Matt Thornton joined that list by coughing up four straight leads at the beginning of the month. Who knows what else Ozzie Guillen coughed up while watching?

Four Consecutive Blown Save Club

  From To G W L IP H R ERA
Matt Thornton 4/6/11 4/13/11 4 0 2 4 10 10 9.00
Tyler Clippard 5/6/10 5/11/10 4 3 1 4.1 8 4 8.31
Brian Fuentes 6/22/07 6/29/07 4 0 4 2.1 11 11 30.86
Dave Righetti 4/20/88 5/2/88 4 1 0 10 9 4 3.60
Jay Howell 7/12/87 7/21/87 4 1 2 4.2 8 8 15.43
Bobby Thigpen 9/20/86 10/2/86 4 1 0 5.2 11 5 7.94
Rich Gossage 5/28/82 6/8/82 4 2 0 6.1 8 4 5.68
Jim Kern 4/20/80 5/2/80 4 0 3 7 10 7 9.00
Bill Castro 6/12/79 6/28/79 4 2 0 5.2 7 2 3.18

Source: Baseball-reference.com

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