Yankees vs. Indians: 5/31/09

yankees.jpgYANKEES (29-20)
Derek Jeter SS
Johnny Damon LF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Hideki Matsui DH
Nick Swisher RF
Brett Gardner CF
Francisco Cervelli C

Pitching: Phil Hughes (3-2, 5.16)

indians.jpgINDIANS (21-30)
Asdrubal Cabrera SS
Ben Francisco LF
Jhonny Peralta 3B
Shin-Soo Choo RF
Mark Derosa DH
Ryan Garko 1B
Kelly Shoppach C
Luis Valbuena 2B
Trevor Crowe C

Pitching: Carl Pavano (5-4, 5.50)

6 Comments

Why didn’t Giradi run Gardener to stay out of the double play? Am I missing something?

Joe Girardi is incompetant. You absolutely send Gardner. How many times do I have to see Posada hit into a rally ending double play. I called it when he was in the on deck circle. I would have left Wang in too.

That’s been a major downfall of the Yankees this year. Each time they have a fast runner on first with eith a slow runner at bat or a player that hits into too many double plays like Jeter or Matsui, Girardi should let the man attempt to steal second. I don’t know how many times the Yanks have lost an rally and possibly a game by grounding into a double play. When the Yankees were winning pennants and World Series they were playing a running game.

That last comment is absolutely right. I am so tired of begging for the runner to go, even if he were to be thrown out I would still be happy, just stop letting the double plays happen. I watched girardi on the post game show and he wouldnt answer why the runner didnt go! I think he was trying to lay the blame on Gardner. I dont believe it.

I hope Girardi reads these blogs or maybe someone else tells him about the obvious as written by the previous 3 blogs. A slow running batter should almost never be allowed to hit with a man on first and less than 2 outs remaining.

I should have stated rather than let a slow running batter hit with a man on first and less than 2 outs, the runner should attempt to steal second base.

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