Clueless Joe strikes again. Oakland defeats the Yanks 5-2.
Joe Girardi handed a free victory to yet another opponent with his illogical managerial moves, and it is clearly time for him to be fired.
Hiroki Kuroda was pitching great, and he was well on his way to a strong complete game, which the Yankees desperately needed. 6+ innings. Only 2 hits. One run. Only one walk. He had his team in the lead.
Who on earth benches a pitcher who is performing so well? Enter Clueless Joey G.
In related news from the same game, Girardi let .226 Soriano play instead of .300+ hitter Ichiro, and he let .234 hitter Brian McCann pinch-hit for .333 hitter John Murphy. Is there any manager in history who utilizes a pinch hitter with a batting average 100 points lower than the guy he’s hitting for?
Joe Joe has got to go.