Dellin Betances Leads a New Era of Bronx Bullpen Dominance

Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances is off to an amazing start through the first two months of the season.

It's not easy to take the mound beneath the bright lights of Yankee Stadium. But Dellin Betances, in just his second full season with the New York Yankees, isn't bothered by the wattage that bathes the team in the Bronx. He just gets people out. Betances is the Yankees reliever who, after posting a 1.40 ERA last year, has somehow gotten even better. He's given up only 10 hits in 24 games, and his ERA sits at a cool 0.00. That's right, as of the time of this writing, Betances hadn't allowed a single run in 27 innings of work.

Betances has been so good that Yankees manager Joe Girardi compared him to sure-bet Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera, saying Betances' work this early in his career is better than that of the Sandman.

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