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Friday April 19th 2024


Red Sox-Yankees: How Joe Girardi Blew a Possible NY Comeback

outs, the tying run is on second base, and the Yankees are down by a single run.

Before I continue, I'll set the scene. 

One night earlier, Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon blew a save in devastating fashion, allowing a game-tying two-run homer to Alex Rodriguez and a walk-off bomb to journeyman OF Marcus Thames.

Papelbon's back on the mound, and his shortstop immediately lets him down. Rodriguez, leading off the ninth inning and facing the fiery right-hander for the second consecutive game, grounds one in the hole to Marco Scutaro.

Boston's coaching staff has Scutaro positioned perfectly. That precise positioning goes for naught, as Scutaro boots the grounder en route to his second error of the evening. 

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