How Joe Girardi should handle A-Rod
October, 9, 2012
By Buster Olney | ESPN Insider
Patrick McDermott/Getty ImagesAs long as Alex Rodriguez's struggles continue, Joe Girardi will be asked about lineup changes.BALTIMORE -- Matt Wieters has an excellent reputation as a catcher and a leader, but he and Jason Hammel combined on a pitch selection in Game 1 of the ALDS that had talent evaluators befuddled. The count was 3-2, the hitter was Alex Rodriguez, and Hammel spun a breaking ball that veered out of the strike zone for a walk.