A 26-year-old relief pitcher on the brink of stardom mows down opposing batters, leaving them with a sense of helplessness at the plate and a state of bewilderment as the walk, head shaking, back to the dugout.Said reliever has a limited selection of pitches, yet in spite of that knowledge, hitters more often than not find themselves swatting at air.Yes, that was the case with the greatest reliever the game has ever known – Mariano Rivera – back in 1996, when he was being used as a bridge to closer John Wetteland.Is history repeating itself? Fast forward 28 years and re-read the first two sentences of this article. They apply to a pitcher being used in the 6th and 7th innings (or whenever Joe Girardi needs a strikeout) as a bridge to the last two frames of a game.His name is Dellin...

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