Originally posted on Lady At The Bat  |  Last updated 9/6/13
I am well aware that fingers can be pointed at a number of people when it comes to what caused last night's horrible Yankee loss to the Red Sox:  Ivan Nova, Mariano Rivera and Alfonso Soriano come to mind, of course.  So does Joba Chamberlain. However, many fingers, in my opinion, should also be pointed at the manager, Joe Girardi.If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that I am one of the last people who would blame Joe Girardi for a loss. I've never played organized sports, let alone coached them so, far be it from me to criticize someone in such a position. However, the fact that he used Joba Chamberlain in such a high leverage situation last night, in a game that the Yankees could not afford to lose, was a mistake that even I found glaring.At this point in the season, and at this point in Joba's career, the Yankees cannot afford to take chances with him. By now, he should be relegated to Last Man status. I don't care if the other members of the bullpen are wet-behind...
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