Joe Girardi has a very bad day vs. Rays

The Yankees' manager sat A-Rod among others on Sunday, and it cost his team dearly

Updated: August 2, 2010, 6:03 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Over the course of a baseball season, there are games that are lost in the first inning, games that are lost in the bottom of the ninth and games that are lost at any and all times in between.

The New York Yankees' 3-0 defeat at the hands of the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday was one of the few that was lost at the posting of the lineup cards.

Yes, James Shields (four hits, no runs, 11 strikeouts) was outstanding. And for the third time in four ...

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