Joe Girardi was down 1 run with the most prolific Home run hitter in baseball sitting on his bench against a left-handed pitcher and he chose to trust Raul Ibanez who does not hit left handers nor does he hit well on the road.
Alex Rodriguez was benched again by Joe Girardi his manager after it was revealed that The Yankees had gotten word that A source close to the Yankees told them that A-Rod was flirting with a woman in the stands and even sent her his phone number on a baseball after he has been removed from the game. Alex Rodriguez was set to sit out again today ,rumors were swirling as reported by Keith Oberman that the Marlins and Yankees has had discussions about a possible deal for Rodriguez during the off-season.
This is my Opinion Joe Girardi will feel the heat and install Alex back into the line up he will go 2 for 3 with a walk but the Yankees will lose 4-3 and we have seen the last of A Rod in New York as a New York Yankee. I think Joe Girardi made this move based on him hearing about A Rod flirting during a game in which they were losing
- Joe Girardi Benches A-Rod, Swisher For Game 3; Nunez To Get Start At Shortstop (newyork.cbslocal.com)
- How Alex Rodriguez’s Dugout Flirtation Shows He’s Checked out from the Yankees (bleacherreport.com)