MILWAUKEE -- Francisco Rodriguez had waited a really long time to experience the emotion he felt recording the final out of Saturday's victory.
Rodriguez became the 25th player in Major League Baseball history to record his 300th save, as he worked a scoreless ninth in Milwaukee's 2-0 victory over Atlanta on Saturday afternoon.
Fittingly, the man they call K-Rod achieved his coveted milestone with a strikeout, getting Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman swinging to end the game. Years of waiting for this moment were unleashed with one single fist pump.
Rodriguez is now tied with Jason Isringhausen and Bruce Sutter at exactly 300 saves, as Doug Jones is next on the list at 303 saves. Mariano Rivera tops Major League Baseball's all-time saves list with 634, followed by Trevor Hoffman (601 saves) and Lee Smith (478).
"It feels great, definitely," Rodriguez said. "You have no idea how happy and excited that I am right now. I'm blessed to be able to accomplish this milestone. Now I ...