Jedi Joe Girardi overmanages Yankees into corner against Angels Girardi officially jumped the shark as a manager when he removed reliever David Robertson after the right-hander retired the first two batters he faced in the Angels' half of the 11th in a 4-4 tie. You see, Howie Kendrick was coming up; Howie was 1 for 2 one for TWO in his career against Robertson. While that does compute to a menacing .500, it's not exactly a large sample size with which to work. But Girardi just had to do something, or else a .500 hitter was coming up. He couldn't sit by and watch (which is exactly what he should have done). Alfredo Aceves, the Yankees' seventh reliever of the afternoon, had never allowed a hit to Kendrick in zero at-bats for a much safer-seeming .000 batting average. Why, Joe, why?