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New York Yankees: Don’t Count Mo out

blown save, a blown game and a close escape…all in a week for Mariano Rivera. Three bad pitches are all it took to again raise doubts about the Yankees closer.

Pitch one, Sunday: A cutter that Marco Scutaro smacked off the green monster for a leadoff double. That hit turned into the tying run, a blown save for Rivera and eventual 10-inning loss to the Red Sox.

Pitch two, Tuesday: Another cutter that Bobby Abreu lined over the right field wall to break a 4-4 ninth inning tie.

Pitch three, Thursday: A first pitch Russell Branyan three-run bomb to cut a four-run lead to one.

His last three outings have been anything but legendary for a closer who builds his legend as he continues his dominance into his 40s. He’s ...

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