The Translator: Joe Girardi

August, 17, 2012
8/17/12
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The Translator is a recurring feature of the blog in which we examine a quote from a Yankee, run it through our state-of-the-art translation software, and try to determine what the speaker really means to say.

Today's edition of The Translator comes from Yankees manager Joe Girardi, who got a bit testy when asked about the possibility of moving the semi-hot Ichiro Suzuki up in his lineup.

Girardi: "Our lineup, it’s not like we’re not scoring runs. I get so many questions about our lineup, you’d think we scored one run a night around here. What did we score yesterday, six? And someone had problems with the lineup yesterday. I’ll probably keep it the same.''

Translation: Don't blame my hitters, blame the pitchers. That's Larry's department.

Footnote: The Yankees did, indeed, score six runs on Thursday. The problem is, the Texas Rangers scored 10. So Girardi has a point, I guess.
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
BAB. Gardner .283
HRM. Teixeira 18
RBIM. Teixeira 50
RB. Gardner 67
OPSB. Gardner .812
ERAM. Tanaka 2.51
SOM. Tanaka 135