Social media explodes over Joe Girardi's decision not to challenge

Lawrence Cooper
October 8, 2017

The New York Yankees lost in heart-breaking fashion to the Cleveland Indians during Game 2 of the ALDS, and on Saturday manager Joe Girardi took full responsibility.

"II'll have the whole off-season to think about what I'll do moving forward", Tanaka said through a translator. Yankees manager Joe Girardi emerged from the dugout.

With a 1-2 count and two outs in the sixth, Green's 95-mph pitch hit something before catcher Gary Sanchez snagged it. Girardi often utilizes his challenges during the regular season (and well; this season, the Yankees were successful on 29 of their 41 challenges, the best percentage in baseball), and in a game like this, when your team's back is to the wall, he chose not to. The Indians' skipper must have known something, as Corey Kluber was bad Friday night, failing to pitch into the fourth inning. "They tell us we have 30 seconds". "Whichever way that happens, and if it happens and we advance, it doesn't matter who pitches when, in my mind".

Things didn't start out well for Sabathia. "I wouldn't trade that", said Sabathia. I know his knees hurt at times and they're a little creaky, but, no, he's a really good athlete and he can manipulate the ball.

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In the eighth, a home run by Jay Bruce tied the score and Yan Gomes hit a single during the 13 inning knocking in the winning run for the Indians, giving them a 2-0 lead in the series.

When Terry Francona kept his ace on the bench for Game 1, we wondered what he was thinking. Sabathia was only at 77 pitches, he wasn't falling apart, and the Yankees had a five-run lead. It appears the Yankees are going with Aaron Hicks over Jacoby Ellsbury in center field as he has started the last two postseason games.

In six career postseason starts, all previous year, Kluber is 4-1 with a 1.83 ERA. In six career starts against NY, he is 5-1 with a 1.80 ERA. Even if Girardi had been overruled, the Yankees still had a big lead.

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