• For Yankees, all's Wells that ends Wells

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated May 9, 2013
    Vernon Wells has never played third base before. “I got hit in the mouth when I was 12 at second base and I moved to the outfield,” Wells said. So left fielder Vernon Wells ended up playing third base in the bottom of the ninth and not just for the first time in his Major League career but for the first time in his life. Having deployed Wells at third base successfully doesn't mean Girardi is contemplating doing it again. The Yankees defense in the bottom of the ninth looked like this. During a rally in the ninth that led to a 3-2 victory over the Rockies on Wednesday night, Yankees manager Joe Girardi pinch-hit for his third baseman and his pitcher. Girardi would later explain that his reasoning behind the move was to break up his string of left-handed hitters in case he needed to use pinch-hitter Travis Hafner in the pitcher's spot ahead of Brett Gardner and Robinson Cano.
    Source: MLB.com
    • Joe Girardi Batted His Pitcher Eighth And Had Vernon Wells Play Third

      I don't know how much of this was Girardi and how much was The Binder, but somehow, for some reason, Joe Girardi managed a May game against the Rockies like it was an 18-inning World Series Game 7. And it...worked?Read more...
      Source: deadspin.com
    • Vernon Wells handles grounder in debut at third base, homers to help Yankees get victory

      To say the New York Yankees had a strange night on Wednesday would be an understatement. It started with manager Joe Girardi penciling his pitcher, David Phelps, into the eighth spot in his batting order despite the fact that Phelps had never taken an a…
      Source: yahoo.com

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