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Joe Girardi has decisions to make

Rotation, catcher, opponent? Yanks' skipper has plenty to evaluate in four days' time

Updated: September 27, 2011, 1:12 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Only Joe Girardi knows for sure if he really, truly wanted the Yankees to win Monday night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays, a game of absolutely no importance to his team but crucial to the playoff hopes of the Rays.

But he certainly managed as if he needed this game; Derek Jeter, Curtis Granderson, Robinson Cano, Alex Rodriguez and Brett Gardner played all nine innings, and Russell Martin would have, too, if home plate umpire Paul Schreiber hadn't left his sense ...

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