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Posted by: David
It wasn't vintage Mo, but nontheless it was another perfect inning. Rivera came in for the eighth inning and faced Ruiz to start the inning. He lined a ball hard up the middle which the second basemen caught back handed for the first out. Aaron Matthews then struck out and McCoy lined out hard to third to end the inning.

For Rivera it was his 5th official appearance of the spring and sixth overall counting an intrasquad game. He has four holds on the spring and his ERA remains perfect at 0.00.
Posted by: David
All the best laid plans as they say. Sunday afternoon was suppose to be a day for Andy Pettitte to get a good deal of work in. With the forecast being a two hour delay at the start, Girardi held back Pettitte from starting. The weatherman did not cooperate and the game started on time. Pettitte came in for the fourth but the rains came and never stopped.

As for Mo he did pitch a scoreless second inning. He hit a batter and struck out one. It was the fifth outing for Mo who hasn't allowed a run to score this Spring.
Posted by: David
Mariano Rivera pitched a perfect sixth inning against the Phillies on Friday night at the Boss. He notched one strikeout in the appearance. His ERA for the spring in four appearances still remains at 0.00.
Posted by: David
Mariano Rivera made his third official appearance of the spring on Wednesday night in Tampa. Mo pitched the eighth inning in a 3-1 New York victory over Washington.

Rivera faced Ian Desmond to start the inning and Desmond bounced a double down the third base line. Mo then got tough and jammed Will Nieves which induced a soft liner to second for the first out of the inning. Michael Morse and Michael Burgess were then caught looking at third strikes and Desmond was left stranded at second.

In all Mo faced four batters and threw thirteen pitches.
Posted by: David
This outing was more like the vintage Mariano Rivera. Rivera entered in the seventh inning following CC Sabathia and Jonathan Albeladejo and needed only ten pitches to retire the side in order. His outing included a strike out. After his outing Mo was interviewed by Kim Jones of the YES Network and he indicated that he felt fine and would most likely pitch next on Sunday.
Posted by: Patrick
About a week ago, the Daily News published a text feature on Mariano Rivera, a brief retrospective on his life. They also have a "Mo-ments in time" 31 photo gallery to go along with it.

Thanks to Mr. Diaz and Mr. D'Agostino for the tips.
Posted by: David
Mariano Rivera debuted tonight at the Boss in Tampa. He pitched the fourth inning vs. the Houston Astros and got through it without giving up a run.

He surrendered a walk and a hit and also recorded one strike out. The other two outs of the inning were on ground balls.
Posted by: David
Mariano Rivera threw for the second time this spring, yesterday at home in Tampa. Mo threw 34 batting practice pitches and said he felt great. Joe Girardi later commented that his spring debut would be on Wednesday, March 17. However, that game would be on the road in Clearwater against the Philies and would be contrary to the Mo Rules of Spring Training. For the last several spring trainings, Rivera is like a prison baseball player, in that, he only pitches at home. As Jim Kaat used to say, "It doesn't take long to warm up a Rolls Royce."

Girardi recanted his first comment and said that Mo would probably debut on Tuesday the 16th at home vs. the Astros. I can't wait. The weather is finally turning warmer here up north and that means that baseball is getting closer.
Posted by: Patrick
Canali, an upscale clothing company based in Italy, has hired Mariano Rivera as the model for their new "Style and Performance" print campaign here in the U.S. There are more details, including photos, on their website. Click on the picture of Mo for details and more photos.

Thank you to Frank for the tip.