Apparently Joe Girardi did call for Nick Swisher to bunt last night -
"I would've loved to see what would've happened if I put that bunt down," an agitated Swisher said. "I knew what I had to do and I just didn't get it done."
After the game, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he had confidence in Swisher's ability to lay one down in such a crucial situation - he's had three successful sacrifice bunts this season.
"We were trying to get the tying run to third base," Girardi said. "Nick's been a good bunter for us. Unfortunately, he popped it up."
I'd still rather have Swisher not bunt, especially in that situation against a reeling pitcher. He doesn't lead the team in walks for nothing.
That said, the 'Fire Girardi' posts/comments are ridiculous. The Yankees have the best record in baseball. Sometimes managers, just like the rest of us, make mistakes.
- If you're going to tonight's game, CC Sabathia, Melky Cabrera and Jerry Hairston will be inside the main gate to greet fans starting at 4 p.m. I don't know how long they'll be there though. Take and post some pics if you get the chance.