With the devastating loss of Mariano Rivera now sinking in, which not only physically handicaps the Yankees but also mentally, skipper Joe Girardi’s job just got much harder.
The good ‘old comfort of the ninth inning now feels more like a Sergio Mitre start, and no one knows this better than pitcher David Robertson.
In time, everyone figured Robertson to be Mo’s successor, but not now and not like this.
When you consider all the Yankees recent history of screwing up young pitchers by pushing them too hard into uncomfortable roles, it makes you stop and think again.
Why the hell would the Yankees put all the weight on Robertson to fill Mo’s shoes when the timing isn’t right?