Joe Girardi wasn't happy with his team after yesterday's loss:
"This was our first chance that we had to win a series and we should have won the series,'' Girardi said. "And the way you make the playoffs is by winning series. You don't give series away.''
Girardi, who closed the clubhouse for a meeting after the game, would not single out any players.
This is a really interesting article on what Zach Greinke is going through. It's easy to forget that baseball players are people too, and that some of them are going to have psychological difficulties. Baseball can't be an easy job for someone with an aversion to crowds.
JinAZ profiles Javier Valentin, and Red Hot Mama does the same.
Tony Womack is going to be out of here pretty soon. I think everyone can see the writing on the wall:
f Womack's playing time doesn't pick up, will he ask for a trade?
"It will come to that point," he said. "I don't know when."
Womack hasn't talked to manager Jerry Narron about the situation.
"There's nothing I can do about it," he said.
Womack, 36, is hitting .250 with three RBI. He's coming off a season in which he hit .249 with a .276 on-base percentage. So there's a good chance that there's no trade market for him.
It's good to see John Fay writing that.