Mariano Rivera’s Injury May Crush Yankees’ Hopes Once October Rolls Around

Mariano Rivera's Injury May Crush Yankees' Hopes Once October Rolls AroundThe Yankees beat the Rays on Tuesday night in New York, but it didn't come easy. Leading by just two heading into the ninth inning, Joe Girardi called on David Robertson to finish things off.

The right-hander came in and eventually got the save, but not after flirting with disaster by allowing two walks and a hit before putting things away.

Yankees fans might have to get used to tight-rope acts like that from Robertson and Rafael Soriano, as the duo is expected to try and fill in for Mariano Rivera who was lost for the season last year with a knee injury.

Rivera's absence will be felt all season long, but it may really hurt New York come October where Rivera is known as one of the best postseason performers in baseball history.

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