25 Apr 2009
You simply can’t lose that game. Up 6-0 Burnett has to find a way to bring it home. I found the managing by both guys strange to say the least. Why did Francona keep Beckett in there and why did Papelbon close out a 5-run lead? More importantly what was Girardi’s bullpen plan tonight?
Veras came in for the 6th and Albe came in for the 7th which makes you think Ramirez or Marte would have been used for the 8th if the Yankees had a lead <gulp> Why was Coke, who has been hot recently, pulled after getting Ortiz out?
I don’t get it, but the Yankees better figure out a way to win tomorrow.