Jul
06

Mariano Rivera withdraws from All Star Game

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Prior to tonight’s game, Mariano Rivera told reporters that he is withdrawing from next week’s All Star Game because he’s been “pitching hurt.” Apparently Mo injured his knee shagging fly balls during batting practice during the Dodgers series, and he still feels it on every pitch. His nagging side/flank issue still isn’t 100% either. Mass panic will set in, but Mo has pitching through it over the last week and has been simply fantastic. He’ll rest up during the break, and hopefully be good to go in the second half.

10 Comments»

  1. Carlosologoist in Humid Ass Colombia says:

    Everybody on Facebook jumped off a bridge.

  2. Jersey Johnny says:

    This post makes me want to chain smoke.

  3. Cecala says:

    Prior to tonight’s game, Mariano Rivera told reporters that he is withdrawing from next week’s All Star Game because he’s been “pitching hurt.” Apparently Mo injured his knee shagging fly balls during batting practice during the Dodgers series, and he still feels it on every pitch.

    Maybe CHoP should injure his knee.

  4. JobaJr says:

    That sucks, I was looking forward to him closing out another AL win. Oh well.

  5. Phranchise says:

    pretty unsurprising mo’s been pitching through injuries. hes probably been doing that for years. whatta god

  6. Ed says:

    Think of it this way: Mo pitching hurt leads to a 1.08 ERA and 0.66 WHIP. Imagine what he’d do if he was 100%.

  7. optimalclarity says:

    I want a healthy Mo more than I want him closing out the All-Star game.

  8. Pete says:

    Can we agree right now to not worry when he isn’t sharp the first ~2 appearances back after a pretty long layoff because that’s what happens when you don’t pitch for a while? mmmkaaay?

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