It's not just Joe Girardi who opens himself up to second-guessing. It's hard to argue with anything Ron Gardenhire does since he always seems to get the most out of his teams, but there is a curious lineup decision tonight.
Brendan Harris singled in his first at-bat tonight and so did Nick Punto. But how about this for guys you needed to get in the lineup:
Alexi Casilla is 9-for-13 lifetime against CC Sabathia.
Mike Redmond is 13-for-26 vs. Sabathia.
Both are sitting while Harris is at DH - you can't blame GArdenhire for not moving Joe Mauer out from behind the plate obviously for Redmond. Punto is 6-for-36 lifetime against Sabathia and Harris is a .200 hitter vs. Sabathia.
- Steve Popper