Mariano Rivera withdraws from All Star Game

Game 83: All Star vs. All Star
Vazquez goes deep again in SWB win

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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Game 83: All Star vs. All Star
Vazquez goes deep again in SWB win
  • Carlosologoist in Humid Ass Colombia

    Everybody on Facebook jumped off a bridge.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Jesus & Maquinito FTW

      Given what happened in Texas, let’s not talk about anyone jumping off anything

      • Carlosologoist in Humid Ass Colombia

        The post was facetious, but I agree.

  • Jersey Johnny

    This post makes me want to chain smoke.

  • Cecala

    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.

  • http://fmylife.com JobaJr

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

  • Phranchise

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

  • Ed

    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%.

  • optimalclarity

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

  • Pete

    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?