Joe Girardi changes tune on costly non-challenge: 'I screwed up'

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Then in the bottom of the eight inning, Jay bruce tied the game 8-8 with a 400-foot homerun to left-center field.

But today is a new day, and the Bombers will have the home crowd cheering them on as they try to keep their season alive on Sunday.

Joe Girardi said after the second game of the American League Division Series that they didn't have enough time to review a questionable hit batter call that changed the game.

His answer, from transcripts: "It's probably about - it's when Lindor is coming up to bat, in a sense, that we're alerted, and it's frustrating, you know, because if he calls that he's not hit, then nothing ever happens. We're human. It's definitely tough because Stras was pitching his tail off, and they happened to get two hits after that".

Speaking to reporters, Yankees catcher, Gary Sanchez [VIDEO] said he was sure Lonnie Chisenhall was not hit by Chad Green's pitch. With the bases loaded, up came Lindor, who blasted the grand slam on a 1-0 count to kick-start the Indians' comeback. Holding onto a challenge was not of paramount importance because of the five-run lead and the fact close plays would have be automatically initiated after the seventh inning. "I feel frightful about it".

Catching Dwight Gooden's no-hitter in May of that season changed things for Girardi, whose triple in the clinching World Series Game 6 elevated him into pinstriped championship lore.

"I've had quite a few starts this year where I spray curveballs around and I can't locate it where I need to until maybe the third or fourth inning", Bauer said, explaining that he did extra work in recent days so that his best pitch would be sharp from the outset.

The Indians are now up 2-0 in the best of 5 series.

Indians manager Terry Francona, no stranger to being the object of passionate fan bases' derision, said of these situations: "You do your homework, and you're prepared, and you make your decisions. That's part of my game".

Unlike Tanaka, Carrasco has the luxury of entering the night with his team owning a 2-0 lead and riding momentum from a dramatic come-from-behind victory in Game 2. "We've just got to pick ourselves up and get ready for tomorrow". It wasn't long ago we were all praising the Yankees skipper for the way he used his bullpen in that one game Wild Card against the Twins.

"I feel very confident". He was limited to 90 games in the regular season and played two games after August 8 after spraining his right ankle.

There were early indications Kluber wasn't going to have an easy time.

You can also live stream the New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians ALDS game through Sling TV free trial. After the game, Sanchez told the New York Dailey News that he heard something as the ball crossed the plate.

"Next year if he's here, I'll take a year off", said fan Kevin Regan.

Girardi was asked about his job security and whether he wants to return to the team next season, according to the New York Daily News.

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