Joe Girardi says he 'screwed up' by not challenging HBP call

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In what surprised nearly every fan of baseball, the New York Yankees slammed Corey Kluber the ace of the Cleveland Indians pitching staff for six runs over just 2 2/3 innings during Game 2 Friday night of the American League Division Series.

Joe Girardi could be in danger of being cast out of the Bronx, with the New York Yankees manager coming under fire for a series of blunders that has the team on the cusp of elimination from the Major League Baseball playoffs.

Both Aaron Hicks and Gary Sanchez homered off Kluber, and NY entered the six inning leading 8-3, when the wheels came off. Headley is just 1 of 14 against Kluber.

"He helps us win, " Francona said.

Yankees starter CC Sabathia pitches against the Cleveland Indians during Game 2 of the AL Division Series on October 6, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. "Usually, we give CC somewhere around 90 pitches". Yet in this freaky, binary season of the strikeout/home run, the Yankees turned Kluber into a game of pepper, pounding the ball off and over walls, with the carousel of runners stomping on home plate six times after three innings. "I don't think he's going to start on Sunday, but he's not been ruled out either".

I'm in the best form of my career, says Kane
Azerbaijan, who have won only three of their nine games and lie fifth in the group, are not expected to cause them any problems. We want to learn from the game and don't want to waste that opportunity'. "At the moment they just need the chance to grow".

In 11 career starts against his former team, Sabathia is 4-3 with a 3.65 ERA.

It's no secret I've been banging the Sabathia drum all season.

The Yankees have found themselves in a 2-0 hole to the Cleveland Indians after a listless performance in Game 1 and a blown five-run lead in Game 2, where Girardi's managing mishaps took the wind out of the team's sails. He threw 77 pitches. Ellsbury has batted.263 (5-19) in his career against Kluber, who went 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA in two starts against NY this season.

There had already been some rumblings that Joe Girardi could be fired after this season, to the point that even before the season, NJ.com was speculating as to who could be the New York Yankees manager in 2018. "But I've always taken responsibility for loss and I take them hard too". "I'm excited for him because a year ago he missed out".

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