It seems like most fans of the New York Yankees do not like Joe Girardi as manager of their favorite team. I, for one, am not one of those fans. I think he’s a solid, above average manager. However, in a rough 8-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles in the rubber game of their three game set, Girardi looked the exact opposite of an above-average manager. Let’s recap without bashing the skipper too much…Phil Hughes started, and he was effective early on, but he simply ran out of gas in the sixth. The Yanks manufactured (more on that later) a run in the bottom of the fifth to make it a 3-1 game. Hughes immediately walked Nate McLouth to lead off the sixth before allowing sharp singles to Adam Jones and Matt Wieters. He was clearly done as his fastball velocity was steadily declining and his...

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