Tag Archives: Rafael Soriano

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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D-Rob and Soriano will share Rivera’s job

For years Yankees fans have feared what life would be like once Mariano Rivera wasn't around any longer and even though he vowed that he would comeback, Rivera is gone now and the Yankees are fortunate to have two very solid options to replace him - David Robertson and Rafael Soriano. One has become one of ...

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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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