WHICH CLOSER WOULD YOU LEAST LIKE TO FACE WITH THE TYING RUN ON THIRD AND FEWER THAN TWO OUTS?
Mariano Rivera, Yankees 36%
Francisco Rodriguez, Mets 12%
Joe Nathan, Twins 11%
Brad Lidge, Phillies 10%
Jonathan Papelbon, Red Sox 9%
Through Sunday, Rivera had made 19 straight appearances without allowing a run; this season the 39-year-old Rivera is 30 for 31 in save chances, with 50 strikeouts in 44 2/3 innings.... Rodriguez is on pace for 36 saves; he had a big league record 62 with the Angels last season.... Nathan, who drew 16% of the AL vote, had not permitted any of the nine runners he had inherited this season to score.
Based on a survey of 380 MLB players