Originally posted on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught  |  Last updated 8/5/12
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Buffalo News (New York) July 29, 2012 Dear Editor, The Yankees have lost quite a few games that could have been won without a pitching change. It happened again Sunday in Oakland. It seems manager Joe Girardi often leaves pitchers in too long or takes them out too soon. Example: A relief pitcher or set-up man comes in and retires the side with no problems. He is removed after one inning and a new pitcher comes in and has trouble. Bingo. A probable win now becomes a loss. Again typical of Sunday's Oakland game in which David Robertson retires the side in the eighth and Rafael Soriano comes in and fails. Why can't a pitcher who comes in for the seventh or eighth inning remain in if he is obviously performing well? Can't relievers or set-up men go more than one inning? If a pitcher has performed well, leave him in for the next inning. If he shows signs of trouble, then bring in another pitcher. One-inning pitchers should not be a hard-and-fast rule. Changes should ...
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