What Was Girardi Thinking?

You know some things just boggle the mind no matter how hard you try to understand it? Last night Joe Girardi did a mind boggling thing. He sat down Johnny Damon in favor of Justin Christian. Yes, you read that right. Why he would make such a move when the Yankees DESEPERATLY need a win? Especially against a team that they need to pass in order to gain control of the wild card.

Girardi's explanation:
“The turf sometimes can beat up his body,” Girardi said before the game. “We’ve got three days in a row with a short turnaround on Wednesday.”

His replacement Christian, went 0 for 4. Girardi then added this to reassure all of us why sitting Damon, who leads the American League in hitting was the right move to make..
“It’s tough, but the other thing you have to deal with is Johnny’s shoulder’s banged up,” Girardi said. “There’s a lot of things that go on that make the lineup the way we want to. That’s what I chose to do.”

Interesting. I'm speechless. If I was the manager of the Yankees, I'd have Damon out there until his arm fell off, even then I would still have him at DH if he could swing a bat. 43 games remain and the Yanks are now 5 out of the wild card. This ship is sinking and sinking fast, at this point you need to do whatever it takes to win. So what if Damon if a lefty and the opposition throws a lefty to the mound, who cares if you play 3 games in a row with the last game being a quick turnaround?? Who cares?! You must win now. At all costs. There is no excuse for this move.

Once again, the Yankees lost and that's now 4 in a row and 11 of thier last 16. The Titanic that is the New York Yankees are starting to sink as we speak, it seems it's only a matter of time before it's all over. I hope this season turns arounds quick, it has to...doesn't it?
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