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Yanks: Rivera won't go beyond an inning in Game 4

Posted on: November 1, 2009 5:44 pm
 

PHILADELPHIA -- As you're watching Game 4 tonight and playing along with the managers, here's one thing to watch for: Don't expect Yankees closer Mariano Rivera to collect a two-inning save, as he did in Game 2.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi says he doesn't expect to use Rivera for more than one inning tonight after Rivera threw five pitches in Game 3 Saturday night.

"I probably wouldn't ... tonight, either," Girardi said of the possibility of using Rivera for two innings, something the manager said he wouldn't do before Game 3, either. "Because he's thrown two out of three days.

"His workload a couple days ago was pretty heavy, so he probably wouldn't do any more than an inning."

In earning the save Thursday night in Game 2, Rivera threw 39 pitches, the most he's ever thrown in a World Series game.

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Since: Jun 29, 2009
Posted on: November 2, 2009 10:15 am
 

Yanks: Rivera won't go beyond an inning in Game 4

Cool Well said and Miller you pick the Yankees to win it. Mo will tell you what he is going to throw and where and the Philles still can hit it. That the Mo that they solve. Know what 's coming but can't hit it.



Since: Jun 29, 2009
Posted on: November 2, 2009 10:15 am
 

Yanks: Rivera won't go beyond an inning in Game 4

Cool Well said and Miller you pick the Yankees to win it. Mo will tell you what he is going to throw and where and the Philles still can hit it. That the Mo that they solve. Know what 's coming but can't hit it.



Since: Jul 11, 2008
Posted on: November 2, 2009 9:56 am
 

Scott Miller, It's time to give it up.

   I think you made your point and shortly after Mariano Rivera shut you up. Sure the blogs and message boards beat you up after you posted a column of how the Phillies have solved the almighty Rivera, after he threw 39 pitches over two innings in Game 2. Everyone thought you were crazy, have lost it and ran off the reservation. Who could possibly solve the greatest closer this game has ever seen. Sure you may have a moment of two against Mo', but he's been around for a decade and a half and he is still viewed by most who actually play the sport that he is the premier closer. 
 
  So what some Phillies who like to talk the talk all too frequently said they had seen enough to solve the cutter. This is the same guys who predicted the Phillies in 5. Well sorry Phillies this isn't that NY team that has played right into your loud mouth antics. This is the Yankees and not the Mets, that's why they now have taken a 3-1 lead with huge thanks to one Mariano Rivera. And in a Series in which no one has really distanced themselves yet ahead of the field who is lining up as the MVP??? Maybe Jeter who is piling on the hits and has a very good average this round, or maybe that shut down closer the Yankees have run out in each of their wins again. 
  
   Well nothings over yet Scotty, but I think you should just put those 39 pitches behind you and go take care of business, the same way Rivera has. Since those 39 pitches in Thursday night's save Rivera has only needed 13 pitches to dispose of Jimmy Rollins and Matt Stairs twice and Shane Victorino once. Guess Jimmy Rollins and the Phillies where wrong; they haven't solved Rivera But given the chance tonight I'm sure Mariano would like to provide some truth to on of Rollins predictions- A five game series.  

  As for a 6 out save tonight? If the game provides Rivera  the chance, I’ll bet you see the greatest closer in the game on the mound in the 8<sup>th</sup>. And he will be trying to clinch the World Series having only thrown 13 pitches in the last 3 days. So Miller I think it's time to move on, it's a lost cause bashing Rivera's abilities.



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