Originally posted on Lady At The Bat  |  Last updated 8/9/12
Joe Girardi dodged a bullet last night. A self-inflicted bullet. By removing CC Sabathia with 2 outs in the 7th inning and replacing him with David Robertson, Girardi was setting himself up for a failure that would have left everyone in Yankees Universe devastated. The move could have led to a third straight loss to the Tigers, a slim 3.5 game division lead and demoralizing feelings among players and fans alike. For a while there, while Robertson was pitching, it looked as if all of these things were going to come to pass. But Robertson got out of the inning with the lead still intact, and the Yankees went on the win the game 12-8.  When Girardi makes these questionable moves, he rarely explains them in such a way that is satisfactory to the people listening to him. Last night was no different. During his post game press conference, Girardi said his reasoning was that he "just felt it was time to go to Robbie." He also said something about Delmon Young hitting lefthanders a lit...
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