May 7, 2012 12:00 AM
" Mariano Rivera specializes in the save, something we were reminded of on Friday.
When Rivera tore his ACL on Thursday in Kansas City, it felt like it was going to cast a black cloud over the weekend and, quite possibly, the rest of the season. The prospect of saying goodbye to Rivera in that way was a painful one to contemplate.
But Rivera on Friday assured the world that he was going to do everything in his power to return for the 2013 season so that he could finish his career standing on the mound.
His manner brought a little cheer back into a situation that was devoid of it on Thursday night as everyone processed the Rivera injury, including a Yankees team that seemed unsure of how to proceed without their closer. They got wins on Friday and Sunday to split the series with the Royals and make for a mostly good baseball weekend in these parts.
GOOD: The Mets lost their only game of the series with the Diamondbacks on Friday, but they did it in winning fashion "
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