Tag Archives: Rafael Soriano

Imagining the Yankees bullpen without Soriano

Imagining if there were no Rafael Soriano in the Yankee bullpen. Imagine that Mariano Rivera was lost for the season in May and then imagine that nearly immediately after that devastation, David Robertson was bequeathed the interim closer’s job only to go on the disabled list for a number of weeks. Imagine what the New ...

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D-Rob to be reactivated Friday

David Robertson threw his second consecutive rehab game on Tuesday and will rejoin the Yankees on Wednesday before being activated on Friday, according to Chad Jennings of the Journal News. D-Rob has been on the DL for nearly a full month now with a strained oblique. He had taken over for Mariano Rivera as the team's ...

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The Yankee beat: Garcia, Soriano, and Pettitte

It was a weird night tonight. CC Sabathia pitched well enough to get a quality start and strikeout 12, but it was 5-1 when he left the game. David Price wasn't exactly on, but the Yankees went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position as they lost 7-3. Here is the recap and graph. Don't forget to ...

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Yankees will use Soriano as closer when D-Rob returns

Yankees manager Joe Girardi had previously hinted that he might keep Rafael Soriano in the closer's role even after David Robertson retuns from the DL, but Jon Heyman of CBS Sports has reported that "people familiar with (the Yankees) thinking suggest" that is exactly what they will do. Robertson was the Yankees first choice to replace ...

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Girardi comfortable with Soriano as closer

Last season the Yankees overpaid Rafael Soriano more than $30 million to be the team's setup man and between him and Joba Chamberlain it seemed like the Yankees had the eventual heir to Mariano Rivera. Then David Robertson became one of the best relievers in baseball and a couple of injuries to Joba and Sori ...

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Soriano likes pitching in tight situations in any inning

A lot was made last year of Rafael Soriano being upset that he was no longer a closer, but after he became the de facto Yankees closer after injuries to Mariano Rivera and David Robertson, he said it doesn't matter what inning he pitches as long as the situation is tense. “When it’s close,” Soriano told ...

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D-Rob vs Soriano: Who should be the closer?

To be honest, David Robertson might be my favorite Yankee right now.  Not just favorite Yankee pitcher, favorite Yankee overall.  That is, favorite Yankee not named Derek Jeter or Mariano Rivera.  I’ve loved Robinson Cano since he was rocking Roger Clemens’ old No. 22 jersey and any one of my friends here at St. John’s ...

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Soriano saves the day for the Yankees

Just a night after the first blown save of David Robertson's career, the Yankees used Rafael Soriano as their closer against the Rays. It wasn't because the Yankees lost faith in D-Rob, instead it was simply because he had thrown two nights in a row and manager Joe Girardi didn't want to overuse him. Soriano had ...

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