Loc: Houghton, MI
Very Bush leaguge, saw an intersting stat on espn news...rivera blew saves on back to back days for the first time EVER....interesting. Giambi gets hit 3 times, Jeter 2 times, i think its time randy and comapny started protecting our own.
"Every man dies, not every man truly lives"
Rivera will be fine. In fact, he will still be clutch. It's early. Less than a week in. He will have 40 saves this year. Don't worry.
And Tino had a nice home coming. Matsui has proven to be better than the HR hitter that was advertised. Several people saying the most complete player in baseball? On a team with ARod and Jeter? That's a compliment!
I watched Rivera closely. When he forced his pitch, his wrist would flinch causing him to miss his spot. When he pitched like the Mariano we have learned to appreciate, his motion was free flowing/free pitch . Gotta get rid of that flinch !
P.S. I notice he's not the only closer who is off to a slow start !
Loc: Gulf of Mexico
They need to find a very good set up man for Rivera...just like Rivera once was when John Wetland (sp) was the dominant closer. Not trying to write Rivera off, but he sure hasnt been the same since the series with the Diamondbacks....He just doesnt give off that aura of dominance that he once did prior to that series. JMO
Humpty Dumpty was pushed!