Kim Jones of the YES Network started to ask Joe Girardi a question about his sitting Johnny Damon. It was the one question that had to be asked. But before she could finish, he cut her off.
“Justin Christian has had a lot of success off of left-handers for us and has played very well,” he said. “That is why Justin Christian played.”
Christian was hitting a sparkling .391 against lefties before the game – in 23 at-bats.
Kim then asked Girardi whether he thought the team looked flat.
“No, I didn’t think so,” he said.
The Yankees had one hit over the last seven innings and the game lasted two hours and 14 minutes. It was the shortest game of the season. They advanced only two runners to third base, none after the second inning. This against a pitcher they had beaten twice.
In other news, the Yankees will start Darrell Rasner on Wednesday.