Results tagged ‘ Mariano Rivera ’
One more game in the desert before the Mets head back east.
What we learned: Believe the hype: Cashman Field in Las Vegas is as hitter-friendly as they come. … Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias may miss significant time with a stress reaction in his shins, perhaps creating another suitor for Stephen Drew.
What we wrote:
- Mets 9, Cubs 4: Flores, Brown lift Mets after Colon stumbles
- Mets 3, Twins 3: Gee tosses three scoreless, Young homers in tie
- Playing in Vegas has pros, cons for Mets
- Colon, Collins not concerned about homers
- Davis, Duda on track to resume first-base battle
- Gee sees positives in outing despite high pitch count
Around the league:
- Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias potentially facing long absence
- D-backs left-hander Patrick Corbin has damaged elbow ligament
- First-pitch ceremony in Panama hits home with Mariano Rivera
They said it:
“If you get hit when it’s 117 degrees right here, you get to go into the air conditioning.” –Triple-A Las Vegas manager Wally Backman on Cashman Field’s unprotected dugouts
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The Mets presented retiring Yankees closer Mariano Rivera with three gifts prior to his final game in Queens: a mounted hose nozzle from an FDNY truck, an authentic FDNY call box, and an opportunity to throw out the night’s ceremonial first pitch.
COO Jeff Wilpon also offered this quip to Rivera, who responded with a laugh: “I wish we could see you in the World Series,” Wilpon said, “but I’m not sure that’s going to happen.”
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