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MLB: Why Wasn’t Joe Girardi Willing To Let CC Sabathia Finish No-Hitter?

York Yankees manager Joe Girardi has both his critics and his advocates.

If Kelly Shoppach hadn't broken up CC Sabathia's no-hitter with two outs in the eighth inning of yesterday's game between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays, Girardi would have made a managerial move that could have converted many of his supporters.

He told ESPNNewYork's  Wallace Matthews, "Shoppach was [CC's] last hitter, no matter what." 

That translates to, "If CC had a no-hitter entering the ninth inning, I wouldn't have let him attempt to make history."

The reasoning? "You have to think big picture."

Girardi didn't want his horse of an ace to throw too many pitches, because he feared doing so could tire him out before ...

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