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Joe Girardi’s Idiocy Costs New York Yankees One Game… and Counting

was all but in the books. Another win for the New York Yankees, who led the Minnesota Twins 4-0 heading into the top of the eighth inning.

Then Joe Girardi had to make a decision and everything quickly fell apart, leading to a gut-wrenching, 5-4 loss.

The Yankees manager opted to use the known-to-be-temperamental Rafael Soriano in a non-save, non-hold situation a day after the closer-turned-setup-man threw 19 pitches to protect a 1-run lead.

The questionable (to be kind) move could not have backfired any worse than it did. Soriano was not sharp, walking three batters for the first time in his career as a reliever—including Joe Mauer with the bases loaded—and was finally removed from the game after throwing more than ...

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