Originally written on Lady At The Bat  |  Last updated 11/16/14
The game was almost over last night. Yankees ace, CC Sabathia, had successfully bounced back from a rough first inning to give up only three runs over eight innings. The offense, led by Brett Gardner and Travis Hafner, showed just enough combined patience, timing and power to eke out a win. Only Mariano Rivera needed to come in and shut the door against his 2001 World Series nemesis the Arizona Diamondbacks. It was the bottom of the ninth inning and the batter was Eric Chavez. Rivera worked him to a 2-2 count then seemed to win the battle by inducing what seemed to be a routine groundball to shortstop. Except the current shortstop for the New York Yankees is Eduardo Nunez. The same Nunez who committed four errors in fifty-eight total chances at shortstop in the major leagues last season and was consequently sent down to the minor leagues. The same Nunez who has a career .934 fielding percentage at the shortstop position. And the same Nunez who makes a Yankees fan take and...
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