"The starter doesn't necessarily have a great year, so the reliever slides in there," Eckersley said.
"Everybody knows about Mariano Rivera. He's one the biggest names in the game, maybe the greatest postseason pitcher," Eckersley said. "I think there's probably players in awe of him that played against him. They're OK with him striking them out. You can talk all you want about one pitch or whatever they say, but to be able to put it where he wants to, with all that adrenaline, is beyond me."