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Mo not worried; Girardi isn't either. Not yet anyway

JULY 3: METS 3, YANKEES 2 (10 innings)

JULY 3: METS 3, YANKEES 2 (10 innings)
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Recap: The finale of the 2011 Subway Series began an hour and a half later for a storm that never came. Thankfully for the Mets, the game was was played. The Yankees were poised for a sweep of the weekend series when Jason Bay drew a two-out walk on a 3-and-2 pitch from Mariano Rivera in the ninth. That set the scene for Ronny Paulino, who singled to tie the game and give Rivera a blown save. In the 10th inning, it was once again Bay, who drive in the winning run with a single off Hector Noesi for the win.
Key stat: The Yankees finished 13-5 in interleague play in 2011.
Jeter Watch: Did not play, on disabled list. He needs 6 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 50-32
2010 record: 51-31

Credit: Jim McIsaac

While the pregame discussion, appropriately, was almost entirely about Derek Jeter, much of the talk after the Yankees' 6-3 loss surrounded the health of Mariano Rivera. 

Joe Girardi disclosed afterward that the 41-year-old closer was not available because of "tenderness" in the right triceps. Rivera said he felt "soreness" after blowing his fourth save of the season Sunday against the Mets and it didn't feel much better Monday.

“Hopefully tomorrow we’ll be ready to pitch,” Rivera said. “I’m not concerned about it, I can tell you that. I’m not concerned at all. It’s things that happen.”

Girardi said no tests were done and that none were planned.

"He's had issues that he's had worked on before and he always seems to bounce back," Girardi said. "If it goes on for a few days, yes, then you get a little bit more concerned. But Mo's had to fight through things to stay around this long. That's what he does." 

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