Joe Girardi Can't Be Judged Solely on One No-Call

Joe Girardi Can't Be Judged Solely on One No-Call

Joe Girardi Can't Be Judged Solely on One No-Call

When Edwin Encarnacion was writhing in pain on Friday after turning his ankle in the 1st inning, there was talk about his removal from the Cleveland Indians' ALDS roster, thus eliminating him from playing in the ALCS. But it's possible, also, to be misled by the broadcasters, who seemed to be taking their cues from Sanchez, and narrowly misinterpreting what they saw. A short time later, Greg Bird launched a two-run moonshot to put Game 2 of the ALDS out of reach - or so I thought. Meanwhile, the team from the Bronx is just trying to stay alive.

Jackson drew a leadoff walk in the 13th from Dellin Betances and stole second.

Gomes then worked the count to 3-2, and hit a hard chopper down the third base line that eluded diving third baseman Ronald Torreyes.

"His curveball was really good", Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "So if it's not something - there was nothing that said he was not hit".

Right-hander Carlos Carrasco will make his postseason debut for Cleveland; Masahiro Tanaka goes for NY.

Carlos Carrasco, the Indians' starter when the series shifts to Yankee Stadium on October 8 with the Tribe in command, two games to none, was 18-6 in 2017.

It will be an even better story if Carrasco can vanquish NY in Game 3 and carry the Indians into the Championship Series.

It's expected that All-Star Michael Brantley will take over DH duties if Encarnacion is unable to play in Game 3 against the Yankees on Sunday.

"We don't want the Yankees to go out", Abubakar Ali said earlier in the day.

Little noticed in the celebration was the man who started the 13-inning rally and scored the winning run. But even though Chisenhall didn't show any indication the ball had hit him, he was given first base on a hit by pitch ruling.

If the replay fiasco indeed becomes the epitaph for this Yankees season, it will be the latest once-a-decade, mistake-by-the-lake moment the team has endured in Cleveland, which happens to be the ancestral home of the Steinbrenners, the team's owners.

Girardi also said Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman apologized to him for accidentally "liking" a user's comment on Instagram calling the NY manager an "imbecile".

Lindor was the next batter up and he hit a grand slam off the foul pole.

"I have hope. I think we can do it", one fan said. "I want Girardi gone". That's just who I am. "He has just fit right in and played against righties and lefties and did a terrific job".

With the Yankees leading 8-3, the initial ruling was that Indians outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall was hit by a pitch with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

A short time later, after enjoying some delicious Chick-Fil-A, I passed by a TV on my way to the gate to see the game now tied at two. Kluber gave up a two run home run in the top of the first to Gary Sanchez.

"He is, I would say, I don't know if "remarkably" better is a good word, but pretty close". "And when I'd throw strikes, they were right over the plate".

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