Girardi: I would have argued HR call

May, 15, 2012
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Joe Girardi certainly wasn't arguing with the outcome, but he admitted that had the situation been reversed, he would have been out of the dugout to ask the umpires to review the ball that Curtis Granderson hit into the left-field seats in the seventh inning, which appeared to be interfered with by a fan with a glove.

Although it seemed like an important play at the time -- Grandy's 13th of the year, with Robby Cano aboard, cut Baltimore's lead to 4-2 -- Orioles manager Buck Showalter never moved, even though replays showed the fan may have reached out and gotten in the way of his left fielder, Xavier Avery, who was positioning himself to try to make the catch.

"It looked like it was over the fence from my viewpoint,'' Girardi said. "But I thought they might review it. I thought Buck might go out. I probably would have.''

Still, not surprisingly, Girardi thought the men in blue made the right call. "I think the ball was over the fence,'' he said. "I'm not sure (Avery) couldn't have caught it, but if it's over the fence it doesn't matter.''
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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