Yanks Lose Game 2 – Girardi Ejected, Calls For Expanded Replay In MLB
Not that he’s blaming his team’s 0-2 hole in the ALCS on bad calls, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi says MLB should take advantage of available technology and expand the replay system in baseball.
Following Sunday’s 3-0 loss to the Tigers, Girardi’s disappointment centered on a pair of calls the Yankee skipper thought could have been easily reviewed – even going so far as to say that it would have taken less time than his argument and subsequent ejection did.
He was tossed in the eighth inning Sunday on a missed pick-off play at second base. Television replays clearly show Robinson Cano tagged out Omar Infante before Infante got his hand back to the bag. However, he was called safe, and instead of ending the inning, Detroit went on to score twice and take a 3-0 lead.
“We played for 235 days to get to the this point and we’ve had two calls go against us,” Girardi said, adding that plays may not have had changed the outcome, but that he like his teams chances better if the calls had been made correctly.
The other tough call that Girardi was stomaching came in Game 1, as replays showed Cano beat a close play at first. He was called out, ending the inning with the bases loaded.