Chris Perez remains perfect

Dating back to last season, Chris Perez has now converted 15 consecutive save opportunities, tied for the 10th longest streak in team history (Jose Mesa holds the record at 38, and 2nd place with 28).

I was all set to write up a short post about that when I noticed that Perez hadn’t allowed a run in any of those 15 saves.

His 15 consecutive scoreless saves ties Jose Mesa (from 1995) for the 2nd longest streak in team history. The record belongs to Mike Jackson, who converted 19 straight saves without allowing a run during the 1998 and ’99 seasons.

While Perez’s streak stands out in the Indians record book, it actually isn’t all that special in the grand scheme of things. In the past five seasons alone, 13 closers have posted a longer streak. The all-time record (since saves became an official stat in 1969) belongs to Eric Gagne (28, spanning the 2003 and 2004 seasons).

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