Uh-oh. There’s trouble in paradise. Hurt by jabs, jeers and insults from the home crowd, off-and-on fan favorite Swisher acknowledged Sunday he wasn’t much in the mood for roll call at Yankee Stadium.
“The technology is available,” said Girardi. “That’s what our country has done. We have evolved technology to make things better. Yeah, let’s have instant replay. And not just, not just home run, fair, foul. Let’s have instant replay.”
If Derek Jeter’s on-field mortality indeed represents the death of Yankee dominance, then you can still say it was one helluva run. No matter when the end, all empires fall, even Evil ones.
This team is begging for leaders, and Alex Rodriguez and Robinson Cano are the next in line. If they have it in them, they will be in line to receive the spoils of Yankee greatness. It not, this season will be over in just a couple days.
Detroit Tigers capitalized on a missed call by an umpire to beat New York 3-0 Sunday for a 2-0 lead in the AL championship series.
The New York Yankees as underdogs? That’s just what Joe Girardi’s team has been transformed into as they prepare for the remainder of the postseason without Derek Jeter.
Detroit Tigers outlasted the Yankees 6-4 Saturday night in an AL championship series opener in which Derek Jeter was helped off the field with what appeared to be a serious leg injury.
Alex Rodriguez has returned to the Yankees’ starting lineup for their AL championship series opener against Detroit on Saturday night but has been dropped to sixth in the batting order.
Girardi’s detractors have to give the manager full marks for making the decision, executing it and doing it in such a manner that didn’t cause angst in the clubhouse.
It all comes down to this: a do-or-die Game 5 at Yankee Stadium. New York has to like its chances with Sabathia on the mound.
A-Rod is suddenly expendable. And moveable. Not good. We’ll see what happens this afternoon in Game 5 — he could look back on this series as the beginning of the end.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi won’t know until Friday whether his bullpen will include Chamberlain, who has had enough mound misfortunes to fill a horror film.
Derek Jeter doesn’t like to talk about injuries. Either he’ll play or he won’t — and he will. The captain is leading off for the Bronx Bombers in Game 4 of the ALDS against the Orioles.
Don’t worry about what’s right or wrong, or better yet what makes sense. We’ll just keep making it up as we go along.
Joe Girardi, so often criticized for relying his trusty stats binder, just had a feeling. And it worked. Boy, did it ever.