ATTN: Joe Girardi
PLEASE STOP BUNTING WITH GUYS WHO CAN WIN THE GAME WITH ONE SWING.
Stop giving away outs with 2 men on, no one out, and a 1-run deficit in the 9th. There was no reason for Swisher to be bunting. He's a guy that can hit the ball out of the park, or at least move Hairston to third on a sac fly. Plus the dude gets on base at a great clip (4th on the team amongst regulars behind Jeter, A-Rod and Tex).
Sure, maybe Swisher strikes out or hits into a double play there, but you have to try to win the game, and giving up free outs is not a good way to do it.
Update, 6:18PM PST: Swisher just came up with runners on first and second, nobody out, and hit a double to score the lead runner and move the other to third. That would have tied the game last night, and moved the runner.
Labels: bunting, girardi is an idiot, joe girardi, nick swisher
posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 3:31 PM