• Oh, Mo!

    Posted by on August 11th, 2011 · Comments (6)

    This is three times in the last five days that Mariano has not been Mariano.  And, that’s not good.

    Comments on Oh, Mo!

    1. KPOcala
      August 11th, 2011 | 6:15 pm

      You know, Steve, the last 2-3 years batters are having less bats broken, and seem to be taking better swings. Maybe this really is trouble. Then again, he learns 5 new pitches (including throwing left-handed) and is pitching till he’s 55……;)

    2. redbug
      August 11th, 2011 | 6:31 pm

      We can hope it’s just a dead arm period or that he’s hiding an injury (as he’s done in the past). Though, we know one of these days Mo won’t have it any more. I hope it’s not this day.

    3. ken
      August 11th, 2011 | 10:49 pm

      Ever since middle of last season I have noticed batted balls that are much more dangerous than in the past. Even though the save totals are still there, he has given up warning track flies and left hittable pitches over the plate. He has also benefitted from friendly called strikes but that won’t continue if he misses his spot too often.

    4. bags
      August 12th, 2011 | 6:07 am

      seems to me this happens every single year. mo has a patch in mid-summer where he looks human. and everyone says the sky is falling. and then he goes back to being mo. i’m going to assume he’s mo until further notice. he’s earned it.

    5. cr1
      August 12th, 2011 | 1:49 pm

      The great Mariano Rivera may not yet have reached that dreaded turning point where the rest of the road is downhill, but it can’t be all that far away. Am I terrible for thinking, as I’ve watched the last few games, that we are fortunate to have such a stable of potential closers at hand or under control…

    6. redbug
      August 12th, 2011 | 6:34 pm

      @ cr1:

      You’re bot terrible but there will be no one who will ever replace the great Mariano Rivera.

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