You know a game is bad when the most exciting part of it wasn’t something that actually happened on the field of play but between innings and involved the teams’ managers.
Between the first and second inning of tonight’s game – during the commercial break – Joe Girardi and Buck Showalter got into a shouting match that was so heated, the umpiring crew had to form a human wall to keep them from getting at each other. No one’s actually sure what happened but it seems Girardi said something to the Orioles’ third base coach and that enraged Showalter.
The Yankees had just five hits in tonight’s loss and they now find themselves three games behind the Rays in the wild card race. (Oh and Baltimore and Cleveland are also still ahead of them.)
Things started off well for the Yankees when Alex Rodriguez hit his fifth home run of the season to put the Yankees ahead 1-0. It was an opposite field shot and his third off O’s starter Chris Tillman.…