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Say in ain't so, Joe - or How to lose a game by Joe Girardi and maybe the ALDS

It's 8-3, Sabathia is cruising in the 6th, the Yanks have the momentum... It looks like Game 2 is in the bag and then, enter Joe and the mysterious decision making process that only he can understand...

1. Sabathia is cruising so take him out with only 77 pitches after he retires 10 of 11.

2. Next, do not challenge a very winnable challenge on a questionable hit batsmen call even though Sanchez is telling him what happened.. There is no reason not too challenge, but this is stubborn Joe mode at its most puzzling.

Result: a grand slam, total loss of momentum, and possibly loss of the series.

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