Found July 26, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Jayson Nix tries to manage games inside his head, doing his best to predict when New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi might call on him to hit or take the field. In the seventh inning Wednesday, Nix noted that three lefties were due up in an inning or two, so he went to the cage and started taking some swings to warm up. "I knew there was a possibility I might hit," Nix said. With left-hander Lucas Luetge set to face Raul Ibanez with the bases loaded and one out in the eighth, Girardi called on Nix to hit for Ibanez, who has struggled against lefties all season. The Mariners -- who led 2-1 at the time -- countered with right-hander Shawn Kelley, though with no lefties remaining in the Seattle bullpen, Girardi knew he would get a good matchup with Eric Chavez facing a right-hander. By the time Chavez came to the plate, Nix had already given the Yankees the lead, belting a three-run double to left-center to give New York a 4-2 advantage. It was Nix's second hit i...
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