K-Rod could take aim at single-season saves record
Angels closer Francisco Rodriguez is cooking up a memorable season in bite-sized increments. With 37 appearances, 35 innings and 31 saves in the books, he's ready to take aim at one of the most hallowed and talked-about pitching records in Major League Baseball history.OK, let's pause for a hyperbole check: If Rodriguez actually does record 58 saves this season, he'll pass a guy that lots of people don't remember. And if it happens at home, he'll go over the top at 1 a.m. EST, a time of night when jewel thieves and street sweepers are doing their best work on the East Coast. Nevertheless, it's time for the Bobby Thigpen Chase to officially commence.