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It's been quite a three-day stretch for Joe Girardi. Let's take a look at how much Girardi's questionable decisions have cost the team..

Sunday - Edwar throws 29 pitches in 1 inning against the Angels. He's left in to face Teixeira with the bases loaded after walking Willets, giving up a single to Figgins and walking Aybar. Teixeira hits a grand slam to erase a 3-run Yankee lead. The Yankee bats (and Angel gloves) bail Edwar and Joe out.

Monday - Damaso Marte throws 42 pitches in 1.1 innings of work. The 42nd pitch is hit for a game-winning grand slam by Marlon Byrd. Marte had walked the bases loaded leading up to Byrd's at bat. David Robertson was warming in the pen the entire inning, but not called on to get the righty out.

Tuesday - David Robertson is left in to throw 44 pitches over 1.2 innings. This time, Girardi got him out of there before he could give up the big blow, but it didn't matter. The hole he dug was too deep. The Rangers scored 3 runs in the inning and put the game out of reach. Two things really bother me about this decision by Joe. One, Robertson wasn't used in the game yesterday, but he warmed up on three separate occasions. Getting up and down is hard on the arm, maybe harder than actually going in the game and throwing 15 or 20 pitches. Two, he had Veras, Bruney, Geise and Rasner available at that point. It's not like the pen was short. Why wait that long?

Three games with the heat turned up on the Yanks. Three bad decisions by Joey Jr.
by Brian on Aug 6 2008
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