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Sunday May 19th 2024


Should Joe Girardi Have Gone to Mariano Rivera?

soon as Chad Gaudin came marching out of the pen for the 14th inning today I knew the game was over, and I'm sure many of you felt the same way.

Sure enough, Gaudin walked the first batter he faced on four pitches and two batters later the game was over, with Mariano Rivera waiting for a save situation that never came.

I was on Twitter at the end of the game and many people, including beat writers, bloggers, and fans, began the debate well before Gaudin threw his first pitch: Should Joe Girardi have called on Rivera, the greatest relief pitcher of all time, instead of the struggling Gaudin?

Conventional baseball wisdom tells you that you never use your closer in extra innings on the road unless it's a save situation, and managers generally ...

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