Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/26/12
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The numbers backed up Joe Girardi's decision to bring in Boone Logan to face Denard Span with the bases loaded and two out in the seventh inning Tuesday night. Logan's performance, however, opened up the New York Yankees manager to plenty of second-guessing. Logan entered the game with the Yankees leading the Twins by two runs after Phil Hughes had held Minnesota to one run over the first 6 2/3 innings. Hughes, who had loaded the bases with one out, struck out Pedro Florimon to move one out from an escape, but Girardi turned to Logan to face Span, who was 0-for-5 lifetime against the left-handed reliever. "The inning was so long and he had to work so hard, and Boonie had done a good job against Span in his career," Girardi said, referring to the fact that Hughes had already thrown 26 pitches in the seventh. "I just decided to go there." Logan threw a wild slider that got past catcher Russell Martin, scoring a run and advancing the runners to second and third. Then Span, who ...
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