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All good things must come to an end, and last night Eric Gagne's save streak was among them. Fortunately, the Dodgers still won 6-5 in 10 innings.
So now, we are pressed to measure the greatness of Gagne's 84-save streak. LAist believes that it's not quite as great as Joe DiMaggio's hit streak, but it's up there. Not only did Gagne avoid a blown save for nearly two full seasons - he was completely dominant in most of those saves. During the streak, the tying run only reached third base once, his ERA was 0.83 in save opportunities, with a K's per 9 innings ratio of 14.5! Some criticize Gagne for not coming into the 8th inning more, but that's largely due to the Dodgers stellar middle relief pitching. Basically, this a guy who was flawless and flat-out brilliant from August 2002 to July 2004.
LAist would take him over Mariano Rivera any day.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.