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04:15  13 october  2017
04:15  13 october  2017 Source:   Sporting News

MLB playoffs: Joe Girardi says he 'screwed up' by not challenging crucial Game 2 HBP

  MLB playoffs: Joe Girardi says he 'screwed up' by not challenging crucial Game 2 HBP Had Girardi challenged a hit by pitch call in the sixth inning of the Yankees' Game 2 loss, Francisco Lindor likely would not have homered."I screwed up," Girardi told reporters Saturday (via ESPN). "It's hard. It's a hard day for me. But I've got to move forward, and we'll be ready to go tomorrow.

We recap Thursday's MLB playoff action, including Jose Altuve putting on a show with three homers in the Astros' 8-2 " Right away all hell broke loose," Colorado manager Bud Black said , "and from then on it was a heavyweight fight." "It was just remarkable," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said .

During introductions, Yankees manager Joe Girardi was roundly booed by the fans prior to Game 3 of the ALDS. Marly Rivera ESPN Writer. José Altuve conecta su sexto hit en playoffs ; batea para .667 (de 9-6) con 3 cuadrangulares y 4 carreras impulsadas y 5 anotadas esta postemporada.

Joe Girardi led the Yankees back from a two-game AL Division Series hole against the Indians, and he is now ready to pull off another upset against the Astros.

Girardi paid respect to Houston's vaunted lineup Thursday, pointing out how deep and versatile it is.

"Extremely talented offensively," Girardi said of the Astros. "It's a club that scores a lot of runs but doesn't swing and miss very much. I think when you look at them it's a complete lineup throughout. They're aggressive on the base paths so you have to control that. They're going to hit their home runs, but they're going to do a lot of other things offensively. So you need to make pitches."

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Joe Morgan, who is 5-foot-7, on his way to Cooperstown for Hall of Fame weekend, took some time to talk about Jose Altuve , who is listed at 5-foot-6 and could be Cooperstown-bound himself one day. Says Morgan, "I think he's the best all-around player in the game ."

"It was just remarkable," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said . MLB Playoffs : Jose Altuve blasts 3 HRs as Astros cruise past Red Sox. By The Associated Press October 05, 2017 11:35 PM. But that's not Bradley. "That's just kind of who I am," he said . "I don't know any other way to play , so I was

Yankees manager Joe Girardi © (Getty Images) Yankees manager Joe Girardi

Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was singled out, and Girardi recognized him as a force.

"Oh, he's a great player, and he's been for a number of years here," Girardi said. "Obviously he plays the game the right way, he plays extremely hard. And it's a guy that not only gets 200 hits a year but is extremely productive with the home runs, the doubles, and all the things, driving in the runs that he does."

Masahiro Tanaka will start Game 1 Friday for the Yankees. He tossed seven shutout innings with seven strikeouts in a Game 3 win over the Indians.

"I have a ton of confidence in him," Girardi said of Tanaka. "When you think about the way he's been pitching lately, you think about him having the possibility of making two starts in a series. So if I wait until Game 3, you don't know if you're going to get there. Then his next start would be game 7. So one way of guaranteeing him one start at home is 1 and 5. So that's why we chose to do it, and we loved what he did his last start and give us whatever you got."

MLB playoffs: Joe Girardi says Jose Altuve 'plays the game the right way'

  MLB playoffs: Joe Girardi says Jose Altuve 'plays the game the right way' Joe Girardi paid respect to Houston's vaunted lineup Thursday, pointing out how deep and versatile it is. "Extremely talented offensively," Girardi said of the Astros. "It's a club that scores a lot of runs but doesn't swing and miss very much. I think when you look at them it's a complete lineup throughout. They're aggressive on the base paths so you have to control that. They're going to hit their home runs, but they're going to do a lot of other things offensively. So you need to make pitches.

MLB Playoffs : Jose Altuve blasts 3 HRs as Astros cruise past Red Sox. USA Today Images. "It was just remarkable," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said . Twins manager Paul Molitor marveled at the Yankees relievers and Girardi 's use of them over 142 pitches.

Yankees rally around manager Joe Girardi in Game 5 win over Indians. play . Frazier says Game 5 win was for Girardi (0:37). It's a series with everything: dueling MVP candidates Jose Altuve and Aaron Judge, potent offenses, aces on the mound and managers to second-guess.

Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman suffered a rough spell during the regular season that even forced Girardi to strip him of his closing duties. The flame-throwing reliever was back at his best against the Indians, and Girardi expects it to remain that way.

"I just think the ship got righted," Girardi said. "I mean, I really do. We kept looking at everything, we were looking at mechanics, we were looking at different things. And the one thing we kept coming back to was even when he was struggling, the contact rate was not like hard. It wasn't like he was giving up a ton of hard hit balls. I know he gave up a homer here and there, but some of the hits were 12 hoppers through the infield, there was setting up things and there was some stolen bases.

"So I just think that things got back to normal for him, and things that usually happened for him happened. His luck changed a little bit. So he's been dominant, we need him to continue to be that way, I've had to use him in some two-inning stints and he's rose to the occasion. I have to see how he is tomorrow."

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The Astros and Yankees face off in Saturday's decisive ALCS Game 7.The Astros won Friday's Game 6 after losing three straight in New York. Their bats finally perked up, which gave Justin Verlander more than enough run support as he continued his dominance in Houston.

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