Joe Girardi tried really hard to give away another free win to a Yankee opponent.
Number One, he started Brett Gardner, who promptly rewarded his team with yet another 0-for performance. He’s now down to batting in the .250s. Yet Girardi allows him to play every day.
Number Two, Girardi kept Ichiro on the bench again. Ichiro has Continue reading
Poll: Why is Brett Gardner and his .260 average allowed to play? Why doesn’t Joe Girardi bench him?
Brett Gardner and Brian McCann in a tight race for lowest batting average.
Chris Capuano was pitching a gem Monday night, shutting out the Tampa Bay Rays and giving up only two hits. Two.
Every other manager in MLB would leave their pitcher in. But Joey Girardi decided to bench his pitcher. Why on earth would a manger bench a pitcher in the middle of a gem? It’s a question with no answer. But unfortunately, Yankee fans have had to endure this for several years now.
Trivia: Name the only manager in MLB history who consistently benches his pitchers in the middle of a 2-hitter?
Clueless Joe has got to go.
In the meantime, Brett Gardner had another 0-for, but Giurardi continues to start him AND bat him second. Meanwhile, Ichiro has the Continue reading
It’s getting old, folks.
Clueless Joe Girardi keeps benching his player with the highest batting average (Ichiro) on the team, and the Yankees lose.
He keeps benching pitchers who are doing great. Why take out Kuroda? Why take out Betances?
Why does this bum Girardi still have a job?
Girardi refuses to let his team’s leading batter play (Ichiro Suzuki has the highest average on the team), and the Yankees lose.
Girardi benches David Robertson in the 11th, even though Robertson was pitching excellent ball. And the Yankees lose.
It is sad to see Girardi make these mistakes.
Joey G’s logic is upside down..
But it is infuriating that he makes the SAME MISTAKES continually. What does Ichiro have to do to get into the lineup?
Every once in a while, we at Yankees truth don’t blame Joe Girardi for a loss.
In Tuesday’s game vs. Tampa, Girardi handled his pitching staff well, which is something he hasn’t done all year. In addition, he allowed his team’s leading hitter to play. Ichiro rewarded him by going 2-for-3 and increased his batting average to nearly .290. Ichiro has the highest average on the team. Period. He should be playing daily and he should be leading off, not batting seventh or eighth.
What say you guys?
As our regular readers know, Joe Girardi is the only manager in baseball history who does not let his team’s leading batter play.
Ichiro has the highest average on the team, but his manager doesn’t let him play.
When Ichiro starts, the Yankees win. He rarely takes a “0-for.” He is feared by opposing pitchers. He is still a great hitter, with an average nearing .300. But his manager prefers to keep him on the bench.
Even when Ichiro contributes to victories, Girardi benches him. Why why why why why? The proof came (again) Wednesday night. Ichiro started; Yankees won. It’s that simple, folks.
Ichiro Suzuki continues to hold the highest batting average on the Yankees. But his manage, Clueless Joey Girardi, refuses to let him play.
Can you name one other manager in baseball history who doesn’t allow his team’s leading hitter to play?