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Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Apr 6, 2011 at 01:48:36 AM

In the past two nights Rafael Soriano has thrown 51 pitches, ranging from one extreme to the other.

The first 19 occurred in the eighth inning Monday when he flawlessly protected an 4-3 lead. The next 32 occurred in the eighth inning Tuesday when he came nowhere close to protecting a four-run lead in a game the Yankees eventually lost in 10 innings.

After Monday, Soriano admitted he was still finding his velocity. After Tuesday, he did not admit anything, at least not to the gathering of television, radio and print reporters, who were seeking a few minutes to hear about what went wrong with his command.

So the question is will this be the only time Soriano implodes? Probably not because reality says relievers no matter the talent level, will implode more than once.

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