Joe Girardi made a few debatable decisions and the Yankees missed a chance to put a stranglehold on the ALCS, losing in extra innings to the Angels yesterday. Chad Jennings has the story.
As much heat as Girardi is getting, none of it would have mattered if the Yankees hitters weren’t so putrid with runners in scoring position. Strange as it sounds, I wrote in my column, the Yankees can’t succeed if the only hits they get are the biggest ones.
Now the pressure on CC Sabathia is even greater, with the Yankees ace starting today’s Game 4 on short rest. The notebook also has items on Rays starter Scott Kazmir and other assorted news.