Athletics 5, Yanks 4By
Not much to add to Ben’s comments. Badly managed, badly played. Oh yeah, and Minky stinks. Big time.
I would like to see two tidbits of conventional wisdom erased from baseball groupthink: the hit and run and not using your closer on the road in a tie game. Stupid, stupid, stupid.
I missed a lot of the Igawa innings, so I’m not going to trash him or praise him. It just hurts that Chavez took him deep on a pitch left up. Tsk tsk tsk.
At this point, we’re better off playing Giambi at first and letting the pitcher hit.