Sunday, May 24, 2009

Fire Joe Girardi Right Now

All I have to say is thank God that Melky Cabrera didn't successfully lay down a sac bunt. As soon as I saw him square up on the 1st pitch I started screaming for Girardi's head. When he squared up again after Ramiro Pena's successful steal of 2nd I was even more livid. My wife thought I was going to blow a gasket I was so ticked. I would have been beyond pissed if it didn't end up working out the way it did. If Melky makes an out, game is likely over.

I understand the goal is to get the guy into scoring position so they could try to tie the game. I get that. And most of the time I'd be fine with the sac bunt. But not when the next 2 hitters are Hideki Matsui and Nick Swisher (a move I correctly predicted in advance). Matsui and Swisher are not delivering right now, plain and simple. It would have been stupid to take the bat out of one of your team's hottest hitters and put it in the hands of 2 of your coldest. What did those two do when they had their shot? Matsui whiffed and Swisher grounded out weakly to first. I didn't see that coming. It was a stupid move to have Melky try that in that exact situation.

Girardi made pretty much the same call yesterday and even though it worked out, it doesn't mean it was the right call. I wrote about that yesterday. It was a stupid move yesterday. It was a stupid move today. I really have to question Girardi on this. He's done some stupid thing before but I think this takes the "pie." I'm curious to know if I'm the only one feeling this way. Anybody care to chime in?

Mo just pitched a scoreless 10th. The top of the Yankee order is due up. Anybody in the mood for some pie??

J-Boogie

5 comments:

Swanny said...

jinxed it...

Anonymous said...

Girardi needs to be shown the door right now. He is the worst in game strategist I have ever witnessed. It seems every move he makes goes against baseball logic. The game was there for the taking not once but twice.

J-Boogie said...

Yeah, that's my bad. I thought about that before I posted, but went with it anyway, which is surprising b/c I so beiebe in that stuff.

She-Fan said...

Girardi tends to over-manage. There was no reason to bunt in that situation. I agree with you completely.

"Nutball Gazette" said...

He bunts a Red Hot hitter who is thriving in Game-winning situations.

Even my Cat was calling for Girardi's Head.