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Injury for Rivera

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Sep 02, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Mariano Rivera was out tonight with a “slight” groin strain.

He could miss a few days.

More to come.

 
 

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91 Responses to “Injury for Rivera”

  1. Erica - always OPPC September 2nd, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Oh no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That is not good news at all

  2. Giuseppe Franco September 2nd, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Not concerned if it’s only a few days.

    He’s got a month to heal properly.

  3. S.A.--Serenity Now September 2nd, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    :cry:

  4. Pel September 2nd, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    YES post-game Booth Report with Bob Lorenz, Michael Kay, and Ken Singleton:

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/65054043f2220829/

  5. m September 2nd, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    As long as it’s not an arm issue.

    Phil can cover for a bit. Working toward’s a sub-3 ERA anyway.

  6. jennifer September 2nd, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Oh lord. Thankfully we have a 7 1/2 game lead. Hopefully it was caught early enough that it is only a few days.

  7. Carl September 2nd, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    let the Don rest. He’ll be ready to go. Hughes will gain a lot by closing this late in the season.

  8. S.A.--Serenity Now September 2nd, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Thanks Pel.

  9. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who fears no team except the Yankees :) September 2nd, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    I agree, thank the Lord for the lead and let Mo rest all that he needs to.

  10. Betsy September 2nd, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Oh, fantastic………..Roy Halladay had a groin strain and he’s not pitched well since he returned

  11. Bronx Jeers September 2nd, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Well that sort of spoils an otherwise great night.

    Don’t recall Mo ever having a groin issue.

  12. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who fears no team except the Yankees :) September 2nd, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Betsy, not all groin strains are created equal.

  13. Lenny September 2nd, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    yeah, a lot of player “pull” their groin during road trips, if ya know what I mean. :)

  14. Betsy September 2nd, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    That makes Joe using Phil in the 9th tonight REALLY stupid, given that Mo will not be available for a few days…….wow, talk about asinine. He could have saved Phil’s arm tonight so he could be used tomorrow…..

  15. Carl September 2nd, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Lenny September 2nd, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    yeah, a lot of player “pull” their groin during road trips, if ya know what I mean.

    lol

  16. Seven September 2nd, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    lol Girardi just said Mo groin was a little stiff.

    Anyway tell Mo to rest up and now we can watch Hughes in his future role!!!

  17. Seymore September 2nd, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    That makes the use of Hughes even more indefensiable.

    If this guy is our closer for the next few days, what the hell was he doing in a 10-2 game?

    Who closes tomorrow for us? Cokey?

    Ugh.

  18. Pel September 2nd, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Girardi’s YES post-game reaction:

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/6505423205906051/

  19. Dr. Cox September 2nd, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    How was this a save tonight?

  20. Giuseppe Franco September 2nd, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Halladay also went on the DL for it.

    Girardi said Mo had it earlier in the season and it was insignificant enough that nobody even knew about it.

    Not a big deal. Shut him down for a few days and let him heal up.

  21. RalphieD (OPPC) September 2nd, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    “Oh, fantastic………..Roy Halladay had a groin strain and he’s not pitched well since he returned”

    relax..we dont have to assume this is serious unless it proves to be serious…

    mariano will be there for us in the playoffs..you can count on that..

  22. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who fears no team except the Yankees :) September 2nd, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    “Well that sort of spoils an otherwise great night.

    Don’t recall Mo ever having a groin issue.”

    Bronx, I think I do remember that but if so it was a long time ago. Joe just said he had it before this season and it went away.

    I truly feel he’ll be fine with a few days’ rest.

    Anyway, no use in worrying unless you know there’s something to worry about. Joe didn’t seem overly concerned, though that doesn’t always mean something.

  23. Rob B (Officially on the Jeter for MVP bandwagon) September 2nd, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    If this was last year, I would be worried.

    If this was 2007, I would be worried.

    But this season, we have Phil Phranchise.

    Seriously, I think he is that good. The only problem is, who would be the set-up man?

    But Mo will be ready for the post-season. Bank on it.

  24. yanksince57-was last year 1959 or was it 1965? September 2nd, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    girardi didn’t even mention several days off for mo. pete, do you have inside info on it?

  25. Sand Man September 2nd, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    The guy threw 20 pitches today, he’ll be available tomorrow.

  26. Bronx Jeers September 2nd, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Well Girardi downplayed it.

    Which is the norm.

  27. RalphieD (OPPC) September 2nd, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    “That makes the use of Hughes even more indefensiable.

    If this guy is our closer for the next few days, what the hell was he doing in a 10-2 game?

    Who closes tomorrow for us? Cokey?

    Ugh.”

    you make it sound like tomorrow is a must win

  28. Tunnel Man September 2nd, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Texas won! ‘Roid Sox lead down to 2 games!

    Oh if they blow this, there mass suicides in beantown.

  29. Giuseppe Franco September 2nd, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Good grief. Hughes should be available tomorrow too if they need him.

    He hasn’t pitched much lately.

  30. S.A.--Serenity Now September 2nd, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Let’s just see what happens.

  31. L to the 2nd September 2nd, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Closer by committee

    Good thing for Sept. callups

    Just throw quantity at it & hope for the best this weekend.

  32. Abdababdaserser September 2nd, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    “Seven September 2nd, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    lol Girardi just said Mo groin was a little stiff.”

    Hmmm, GI Joe getting a little risky? That really could have been phrased better. :lol:

  33. Rob B (Officially on the Jeter for MVP bandwagon) September 2nd, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Dr. Cox September 2nd, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    How was this a save tonight?
    ————

    When Hughes entered the game in the 8th, the Yankees only had a 1-run lead. He entered in a save situation, so he gets the save.

  34. m September 2nd, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    As long it’s not a “going” issue. :P

    Everyone needs to relax.

  35. Joe from Long Island September 2nd, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    No word of Mo’s injury on the Yes post-game.

    Maybe it really is slight, and Yankee precaution given it’s Mo and they have a large division lead. Besides, I think we can all agree that Phil Hughes is not exactly chopped liver.

  36. Sevrx September 2nd, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Halladay has mailed it in… has nothing do with his groin.

    He had a 3.00 ERA in July. His bad starts began after the trade deadline, not after his injury.

  37. PJH September 2nd, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    How was this a save tonight? The score in the 8th inning was 3-2. Thats how.

  38. Bronx Jeers September 2nd, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    “How was this a save tonight?”

    1 run lead in the eighth when Hughes entered.

  39. Todd September 2nd, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    6.5 lead over LA, 7.5 over Sox………..very nice

  40. Betsy September 2nd, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    I was ok with Phil in the 9th because he needs the work, but there really is no excuse for him pitching if he’s going to have to cover for Mo……….I shudder to think who will be closing games when Phil is not available.

  41. Christina- Scranton outing and new pictures of Cervelli September 2nd, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Halladay’s problems probably are more a result of JP Riccardi being an idiot rather than the groin strain. He pitched fine after coming off the DL.

  42. Pel September 2nd, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    CC’s YES post-game reaction:

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/65054363aafd26ce/

  43. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who fears no team except the Yankees :) September 2nd, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    One thing I know for sure at this point. Girardi is on top of how to use his relief pitchers. If he does something, try to enjoy the show without playing 60 questions.

    Repeat after me – Girardi got the team to this point in the season.

    Good!

  44. Joe from Long Island September 2nd, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Excuse me, if Girardi did mention Mo and his groin on his interview. Missed that.

  45. Clint September 2nd, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Do people forget that Rivera was on the DL in 06 too shortly after the Boston massacre? But we had such a big lead, we could afford to put him on the DL.

    Same is true now… except this will only be a few days. 7 game lead folks, no more must wins.

  46. Seven September 2nd, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Hughes threw only 20 pitches he will be available tommorow and he had two days off before tonight he is well rested. And there is no knowing that tommorow will even be a save situation.

  47. NITRO September 2nd, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Put Marte or Robertson someone out there to get a save if we need it.

    If he blows it, who cares? We have a 7 game lead.

    You guys are acting like every game is a must win.

  48. yanks kiddd September 2nd, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    calmm down folks, my lord you people lose it when someone has any kind of injury.

  49. Betsy September 2nd, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Just to clarify, I wasn’t implying that Mo wouldn’t be ready for the post-season, just that any injury to Mo is cause for concern. I will avoid the cliff’s edge for now, though……….

  50. yanksince57-was last year 1959 or was it 1965? September 2nd, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    since the majority of lohuds think gaudin and mitre suck, and joba is only good for 1/2 innings, why is everyone worried about who will close LOL.

  51. Yay. September 2nd, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    You don’t have to shudder with a 7.5 game lead, Betsy. My goodness – get off the ledge.

  52. Mike MD September 2nd, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Halladay had an ERA under 3 in his first 6 starts coming off the DL.

    His problems began after the trade deadline passed, not after he came off the DL.

    If you are going to panic and throw out blanket statements, at least make them accurate.

  53. Whatever September 2nd, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Joba to the pen!

  54. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who fears no team except the Yankees :) September 2nd, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Okay I am going to award prizes for anyone/everyone who ends up being correct in the 2009 Yankee Wins Prediction Chart. I guess the prize will be a pound of salt water taffy for each person who wins. If someone guesses who is double-asterisked (guessed after 7-29) well they only get 3/4 of a pound!

    :)

  55. Carl September 2nd, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Mike MD

    Get em Mike

  56. Dave September 2nd, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    If Hughes is available to close tomorrow, who cares if he came back out for the 9th today?

    It’s not like he would have had more availability if he didn’t pitch the 9th today. Girardi won’t use him 3 days in a row anyway.

    He threw 20 pitches, he’s fine for tomorrow.

  57. CT September 2nd, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Thought there might be something wrong when the YES gun read 89 mph last night.

  58. L to the 2nd September 2nd, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    And Giambi hits a 2 run pinch single on the 1st pitch to give the Rockies a 4-2 lead.

    The Met nightmare continues….

  59. Giuseppe Franco September 2nd, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Hughes and Mo have thrown a grand total of about 24 IP combined since August 1st and the Yanks have still gone 25-7 in those games.

    This team doesn’t always need their big guns late the in game to win. They’ve done a pretty good job making these guys almost irrelevant with the streak they’ve been on.

  60. Carl September 2nd, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    The Big G comes through!

  61. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who fears no team except the Yankees :) September 2nd, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    “since the majority of lohuds think gaudin and mitre suck, and joba is only good for 1/2 innings, why is everyone worried about who will close LOL.”

    I don’t think the majority feels that way!

  62. Betsy September 2nd, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    For a moment, I actually did forget we had a 7.5 game lead…….I chalk it up to lack of sleep.

    I’m sure we’ll be fine……

  63. Jeff NJ September 2nd, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    I am trained not to worry about minor Mariano injuries.

  64. Betsy September 2nd, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    GF, that’s true……….

  65. Earth September 2nd, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Nice to see Giambi off to a hot start.

    Guy is a class act and deserves the best.

  66. RC 16 September 2nd, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Bob Lorenz -

    “Joba Chamberlain vs. Halladay on Friday, a premier matchup”

    LMAO

  67. Trevor September 2nd, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Boy YES was certainly in a hurry to finish the post game.

  68. Shari September 2nd, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Injury to Rivera? Please. God –

    NOOOOO OOOO OOOOOO

    That is all.

  69. Raymagnetic September 2nd, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Test

  70. Devin September 2nd, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    What kind of crap postgame was that?

    No Hughes interview asking him about his save?

    No interview from Hinske talking about how great the chemestry is?

    No interview from Cano about being the all-time hit leader in Camden Yards?

  71. Yay. September 2nd, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    YES was determined to start Big Steiny Yankeeography around 11.

  72. Trevor September 2nd, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Bob Lorenz was talking really fast towards the end. Rush job by YES.

  73. Carl September 2nd, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    The Boss has a show coming on. You know he called and said cut the post game off. Sucks I am on the west and don’t get to watch it :(

  74. JasonR September 2nd, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    I may be getting sentimental in my old age, but it makes me sad that everyone is referring to Steinbrenner in the past tense.

  75. m September 2nd, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    I fully expect Halladay to return to Cy Young form when we meet up.

    But it doesn’t really matter. The magnificent # is down to 23.

  76. Mel September 2nd, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Girardi has a lot more faith in Mitre than any of us, that’s known. What if Mitre continues to pitch very well and Joba continues to struggle? Girardi’s statement about “catching lightning in a bottle” suggests he has an open mind about who and how he is going to use his players.

    Just saying… Anything is possible at this point.

    As the Aussies say “No worries mate.”

  77. MG September 2nd, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    I have the Yankees with 101 or 102 wins, I doubt anyone will be close to them at the end of the season.

  78. pat September 2nd, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    Ask Jeter how Mo is. He’ll say “he’s fine.” :wink:

  79. igotid88 September 2nd, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    I wondered if the game had gone to extra innings. Would they have cut off the game?

  80. Whatever September 2nd, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Nothing gets in the way of Der Steinyography.

  81. GreenBeret7 September 2nd, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Unbelievable. NYY picks up another game in the standings, everyone contributed AGAIN…and people are still finding reasons to whine and complain. For your own mental health, and others….STOP WATCHING.

  82. Backbench September 2nd, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Trisha..

    What is the prize for guessing the number right around ST?

    I picked 105 way back when and this team is making that look like a real possibility.

  83. Pat M. September 2nd, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Tricia, Both your teams picked up a game tonight…That, plus the Bombers won, and a fox chased a bunny away ……Goodnite all around…

  84. Nick in SF September 2nd, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Mitre’s lightning in a bottle is getting to sleep a few nights with a sub-6.00 ERA… sub-5.00?? Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars…

  85. haiku-man September 2nd, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    I can’t stop laughing at the Sawx fans jumping of bridges.

    ON http://www.boston.con The recap story,in comment section.

    One commenter says,”I’ve never been critical of Tito(Francona,)since he’s been in Boston.But I think a case can be made that he is borderline retarded.”

    This about a coach that brought them 2 WS championships.

  86. Tunnel Man September 2nd, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Haiku-man

    you know they’re in full panic mode, with Texas 2 games out.

  87. haiku-man September 2nd, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Tonight Brad Penny pitched 8 shutout innings for SF.Somebody is auditioning for free agency big pay day.What better way than to go to the NL and perform,like Smoltz.

  88. haiku-man September 2nd, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Tunnel man-

    I L O VE IT,they ar

  89. haiku-man September 2nd, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    My computer has a mind of it’s own,seriously.

    Tunnel man-
    meant to say I love it,they are panicked and are crazed.

  90. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who fears no team except the Yankees :) September 3rd, 2009 at 12:26 am

    Backbench – You will get 2 lbs of taffy!

    :)

  91. Luds September 3rd, 2009 at 7:25 am

    Well the good part is that the Yankees now face the Jays who would have trouble fighting their way out of a paper bag…


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