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Is Mariano Rivera a Cause for Concern?

Larry Barnes | Yankees 'n More
It might sound strange to say this on a night when Mariano Rivera just successfully closed out a 3-2 win in a shutout 9th inning on the road for his 21st save in 23 chances, but... I'm concerned about Mariano Rivera.

For the first time in God only knows how long, Mo was out there tonight without his cutter. He got by with basically sinkers (2-seamer) and 4-seam fastballs. He had good velocity (94 on some of the 4-seamers), but his command wasn't nearly as sharp as normal.

We know Rivera has been fighting some sort of strain or pain in his side, which is why he chose to skip the All-Star game. We also know that's been a lingering issue for Rivera this season.

Whether that or something else is an issue, there seems ...

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