No way, Jorge

September, 18, 2011
9/18/11
12:16
PM ET
Joe Girardi finally laid to rest the sentimental but silly notion that he might insert Jorge Posada into a game to catch the next time Mariano Rivera pitches so Posada might have the honor of catching Mo's historic 602nd save.

Girardi admitted before today's game that while he is willing to entertain conversation on the matter, it is not something he ever seriously considered.

"We've caught him one time, for what, six innings all year?,'' Girardi said. "The games are important right now. It's something that we can talk about, but I'm probably going to stick with our catchers. That's what I'm going to do.''

"I mean, what happens if something goes wrong?''

The manager would have to answer a lot of tough questions, that's what.
Wallace Matthews has covered New York sports since 1983 as a reporter, columnist, radio host and TV commentator. He covers the Yankees for ESPNNewYork.com after working for Newsday, the New York Post, the New York Sun and ESPN New York 98.7 FM.
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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Masahiro Tanaka
WINS ERA SO IP
12 2.51 135 129
OTHER LEADERS
BAJ. Ellsbury .277
HRM. Teixeira 20
RBIJ. Ellsbury 55
RB. Gardner 77
OPSB. Gardner .788
ERAM. Tanaka 2.51
SOM. Tanaka 135