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Analyzing Joe Girardi’s Bullpen Management in Yankees’ Loss To Indians

one out in the top of the seventh inning, the New York Yankees led the Cleveland Indians 10-6. Austin Kearns had just singled in a run against David Robertson, who threw one more pitch before leaving the game with an undisclosed injury.

Summoning Sergio Mitre, Joe Girardi made the proper move. His team led by four runs with eight remaining outs, and Mitre, formerly a starter, could potentially finish the game.

After Mitre walked Jhonny Peralta, Cleveland manager Manny Acta made a move that would change the game. Acta sent Russell Branyan, a powerful lefty slugger, to the plate instead of Shelley Duncan.

Suddenly, there were two Indians on base with one out and Branyan, who had homered in two of his four games played at the new ...

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