Eleven pitches. Eight strikes. Two called third strikes. Side retired.
Yes, Mariano Rivera is back. I watched his inning of work last night against the Pittsburgh Pirates, and it made me smile.
After off-season shoulder surgery, Mo looked like Mo in his first appearance of the spring.
“I feel real good,” Rivera said. “I don’t want to say I was expecting this, but I was happy with the results. It went well. Location. Pitches. I think everything will be fine.”
That is the best news the Yankees have had so far this spring.