Seattle 4, NYY 2

July 25, 2012 – 10:10 am

Not that it mattered in the final analysis, but WTF was Girardi doing pulling Freddy Garcia in the 8th inning? His pitch count of 89 was well below what he’s been doing lately, he had retired 15 straight batters and had kept the Yankees in the game, down by only one. I can’t even begin to imagine what was going through Girardi’s mind. And sure enough, his OOGY strategy once again failed miserably — it took 4 pitchers to get the next 2 outs, and in the process they also gave up another run. Girardi’s bullpen management these days is one big FAIL.

It’s going to be interesting to see what effect A-Rod’s trip to the DL has on the team. The reality is that he was having yet again another very mediocre season, and was probably hurting them somewhat by continuing to occupy the third spot in the order. Over the last 30 games, Eric Chavez’ numbers are actually a tad better than Rodriguez’ — .296/.371/.593/.964 vs .299/.353/.533/.886. And defensively Chavez is a little better. What remains to be seen is how long Chavez will last there and how he will do playing every day.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E SO BB
Yankees 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 5 0 7 3
Mariners 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 X 4 6 0 8 3
WP: F. Hernandez (9-5)   LP: F. Garcia (4-4)   S: T. Wilhelmsen (11)
QS: NYY – F. Garcia (7.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 8 SO, 1 HR)
QS: SEA – F. Hernandez (7.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR)
HR: NYY – C. Granderson, SEA– M. Saunders
LOB: NYY 7, SEA 5   RISP: NYY 2-for-10, SEA 2-for-3

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