Joe Girardi sank season in fifth inning

Decision to bring in Robertson, not Sabathia, spelled doom for Yankees in Game 6

Updated: October 23, 2010, 5:20 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The end of the New York Yankees' season came 171 games after it started.

It came in the sixth game of the American League Championship Series, officially 2 hours, 57 minutes after the first pitch was thrown, and it came on an 83-mph curveball from Neftali Feliz to Alex Rodriguez that, following three straight fastballs that brushed against triple digits on the radar gun, seemed almost unfair.

But in truth, the end of this game, and this season, really ...

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