It's 1-1 in the top of the sixth inning. Phil Coke comes in to relieve CC Sabathia. Does his job, gets the third out of the inning.
It's 1-1 in the top of the seventh inning Jose Veras comes in to relieve Phil Coke who had only faced one batter, Veras along with DeMaso Marte gave up nine, count 'em nine runs in the seventh inning.
I don't get it, first, the righty vs. lefty mixing and matching as I've stated many times in my previous writing, it's not matching colors, shapes and directions that's going to win you games.
Phil Coke got the out, why don't we leave him in? If I'm not mistaken Coke reported to spring training as a starter. Why then if you think he's good enough to get more than a lefty out wouldn't you leave him in to get a few more outs?
Putting in more pitchers only adds to the risk of one of them having an off night. If you stick Coke in to get four outs and then the finishing one two punch of Bruney and Rivera then there's two less pitchers you send out there, thus saving the bullpen and keeping less arms out there to screw it all up.
To me Girardi's management in the bullpen is the most ridiculous form of reasoning I have seen in my life.
I guess we're stuck with an autistic child managing our favorite team for at least another year, anybody want to send in an application?