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Skipper ruins Andy Pettitte's return

Girardi tried everything, and everything failed; bruised Yanks face Rays next

Updated: September 20, 2010, 2:58 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

BALTIMORE -- Joe Girardi began his Sunday at Camden Yards managing as if it were the first game of spring training and the final score didn't really matter to him.

Nearly four hours later, he was managing as frantically as if it were the seventh game of the World Series.

Sometime between noon, when he posted a lineup card that was more like a surrender flag -- no Mark Teixeira, no Alex Rodriguez, Ramiro Pena at third base -- and 5:18 p.m., when Ty Wigginton's liner into the right center-field ...

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