Seventh-inning gaffe dooms Yanks

Girardi kicking himself for change of heart; Vazquez still struggling

Updated: April 26, 2010, 12:14 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- To the reams of statistics, pages of matchups, columns of numbers and books of algorithms he no doubt pores over on a daily basis, Joe Girardi can now add one more number: the number of times a manager can kick himself on a cross-country flight.

Girardi himself put the estimate at "about 50," but even if he boots himself from here to the White House, the Yankees' next destination, it will not change the essential truth about his team's 8-4 loss to the Angels on Sunday ...

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