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.
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