In 4th inning, Joe Girardi's desperation shows up

Here's a newsflash for you: Raúl Ibañez isn't real fast. Entering Game 2, he'd played in 41 postseason games without stealing a single base. Or getting caught trying to steal a base, either.

But after Ibañez led off the fourth inning of this scoreless affair with a single, Girardi sent him. Considering how things have been going for the Yankee attack lately, you can imagine what happened ...

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Granted, it was probably a hit-and-run rather than a straight steal. It just didn't work out, and so Ibañez got thrown out trying to steal for the first time since July of 2010; he might have forgotten what that felt like. And given the play, you might wonder if Joe Girardi has forgotten what it's like to score a run before the ninth inning.

Heading to the fifth inning, Game 1 is still scoreless. And you wonder if we're looking at another dramatic ending...

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