The Yankees made three huge, and potentially fatal, baserunning errors in tonight’s 4-2 loss to the Tigers but Jorge Posada’s ill-fated decision to try to steal second with two out in the sixth inning and Andruw Jones at the plate particularly irked the manager, a reaction Joe Girardi didn’t even attempt to conceal.
“Jorgie’s play? It just can’t happen,’’ Girardi said. “It just can’t happen. How does it affect the game? None of us will really know. But you hate to make foolish outs.’‘
Posada decided to take off on a 1-2 pitch to Jones, but Tigers starter Brad Penny spotted his move, stepped off the rubber and easily threw him out about 20 feet short of second base. “They weren’t paying attention to me and I was just trying to get into scoring position for Andruw,’’ Posada said. “I thought I could sneak in there. I messed up, you know? Completely. I messed up. What can I tell you?’’
Asked if he had spoken to Posada about the mistake, Girardi tersely said, “We talked about it. Just leave it at that. You can’t go there. Bottom line is, you can’t go there.’‘
Posted: May 04, 2011 at 10:48 AM | 49 comment(s)
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