Tag Archives: Rafael Soriano

D-Rob: I’m not Mariano Rivera

Yankees manager Joe Girardi hasn't officially named the Yankees next closer now that Mariano Rivera is done for the season with a torn ACL, but he did indicate that in a save situation on Thursday night he would have gone with David Robertson - a strong signal that he will eventually be named the closer. Reporters ...

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Forget Retirement, What if Mariano Struggles?

I've decided that I have been spoiled. Not by material goods but by the Yankees. Through numerous accolades and world championships, nothing has been more impressive than seeing one of the greatest pitchers of all time, Mariano Rivera. I don’t think there is anything Mariano Rivera can’t do? Think on it and let me know ...

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Soriano rigs finger to help the Yankees beat Orioles

As Wednesday night's game got closer to the 9th inning and the two teams tied at 4-4 there was a growing concern that the Yankees might not have enough relievers to outlast the Orioles. But with their backs against the wall, the Yankees called on Rafael Soriano who couldn't pitch the night before because of ...

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Phelps and Wade star in Yankees 12th inning win

The two heroes from Tuesday night's 12 inning affair was not the man who drove in the game winning run, Raul Ibanez, instead it was a pair of relievers - David Phelps and Cory Wade. Freddy Garcia had absolutely no control of where his pitches were going. He threw five wild pitches in total and three ...

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Soriano unavailable in extras becauase of torn nail

As the Yankees and the Orioles went deeper into the game last night both teams were getting low on bullpen options. For the Yankees there was one pitcher who was conspiculously absent though - Rafael Soriano. It turns out that Soriano split his fingernail while he was warming up in the bullpen during the game, according ...

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Preview of the 2012 New York Yankees bullpen

Anyone who follows the game knows how the Yankee bullpen ends: Mariano Rivera. Never before, in the more than hundred year history of the game, has there been a player who inspires such unabashed confidence that he will get the job done as Mo. When we hear “Enter Sandman,” it’s as close to a “foregone ...

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A look at the Yankees potential Opening Day roster

Yesterday was the first day that position players had to report to spring training, but the first day is really just them reporting to camp and taking physicals. So today is the real start of full blown spring training and we are just six days away from games. On this first full day of spring training, ...

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Girardi addresses Yankees 2012 issues

Yesterday was the first day for pitchers and catchers to report for spring training, but on the first day they do little more than check in and take a physical so today is really the first day of spring training. On and the first day, manager Joe Girardi addressed the media about where he thinks ...

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