Last night, Rob Thomson didn’t use catcher Gary Sanchez as a pinch-hitter, which caused controversy among Yankees fans.
But 17 hours later, the fans got an answer on why Sanchez wasn’t used. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Sanchez had been battling neck stiffness, which was why he wasn’t a pinch-hitting option.
If this was the case, why didn’t the Yankees say anything about Sanchez’s small injury yesterday? Wouldn’t it have been better if they were straight forward with everyone prior to the game so everyone would have known Sanchez wasn’t available?
Well, regardless of what happened yesterday, today’s a new day, and if it helps…Gary Sanchez is in the lineup and will catch Masahiro Tanaka behind the plate.