Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Girardi Not Concerned About Yanks Blowing Lead to Tigers

When Martin Prado homered off David Price in yesterday's fifth inning, it was safe to say that the Yankees were in a good position to win.

The currently 58-54 team, who presently trail the Blue Jays by just one game in the AL Wild Card Standings, were up 3-1 with a dominant pitcher on the mound, seemingly clinching their fourth consecutive victory. 

Nonetheless, since Hiroki Kuroda fell apart late in his outing and Matt Daly gave up a run in the top of the twelfth the Yanks did eventually lose, an unfortunate happening that apparently doesn't bother Manager Joe Girardi, who said after the contest concluded that New York still gave it their all in the defeat. 

“Our guys gave everything that they had,” Girardi told The Journal News. “We fought them for 12 innings, and we ended up losing 4-3 and it’s a tough loss, but we’ll bounce back. Guys understand that. You go through games like this and you have to bounce back.”

In tonight's third game against the Tigers, interestingly, the Yankees will send Chris Capuano to the mound to face off with Justin Verlander, a matchup that admittedly doesn't look too preferable.

Still, considering the usually-dominant Verlander's struggled this season it is possible that the Yanks will somehow find a way to emerge victorious, something that'd probably be huge for Capuano's confidence. 

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