Girardi's binders put Yanks in a bind

Skipper had Burnett walk Murphy to get to Molina, who pretty much clinched ALCS

Updated: October 20, 2010, 10:26 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees are as dead as winter, their demise just a matter of when, not if. They had to win three consecutive ALCS games to avoid a hopeless rematch with their bionic antagonist, Cliff Lee, and they couldn't even win one in a row.

So take a bow, Joe Girardi, because you'll be taking this Game 4 defeat to your managerial grave. Girardi did a hell of a job leading the Yankees to their first title in forever last year, but Tuesday night he helped bury his defending ...

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