Good morning sports fans! The New York Yankees, without Mariano Rivera, need to find someone at the back end of the bullpen to close out the end of games. Two nights ago David Robertson blew his second audition, allowing four runs in the top of the ninth and taking a 4-1 loss. Last night it was Rafael Soriano, who tends to make every situation interesting, getting his shot.
The former closer for the Tampa Bay Rays came through, allowing one run in the top of the ninth as the Yankees defeated the Rays, 5-3. The big story was CC Sabathia, who struck out 10 and beat David Price for the first time in six career head to head matchups. Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson went yard in the win. It looks like, for now, Soriano will get his shot to close out games. And, if you're a Yankees fan, that means a lot of antacids and plenty of scary moments are ahead.
After the jump, a preview to yet another Game 7 for the New York Rangers and Revis Island is open for business on time this season.
Rangers Need Yet Another Game 7
The Rangers will once again fight for their playoff lives tomorrow night, taking on the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden. Gametime is 7:30 p.m. Capitals rookie netminder Braden Holtby has continued his dominance in the playoffs, holding New York to one goal in a 2-1 loss in Game 6. But the Rangers are getting production out of everyone on the team, and they've shown the ability to play a tight defensive game and cash in on some limited opportunities.
The winner of that game moves on to the Eastern Conference Finals, where the New Jersey Devils wait for their opponent. Imagine the Hudson River Rivalry with a Stanley Cup berth on the line. That would be some entertaining hockey.
Darrelle Revis Denies Holdout
Remember on Hard Knocks, when Revis held out for most of the offseason, then came in riding a white horse and it felt like a triumphant moment? There won't be any of that this offseason. The Jets cornerback said he's "cool" with his contract, which isn't too much of a ringing endorsment. But sometimes, something is better than nothing. He's still calling Bill Belichick a jerk, so it's nice to see not much has changed.
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Because who doesn't like a good Yankees Roll Call: (via CRKhead)
There's a full slate of baseball tonight, as the New York Mets return to action to take on the Miami Marlins. The Yankees continue their homestand, opening a series against the Seattle Mariners. It's the return of Jesus Montero to the Bronx.