Which is where things got even more questionable. The Yankees managed to get runners on second and third with one out and Mark Teixeira coming to the plate. With a base empty and the struggling Alex Rodriguez on deck I understand the move to walk him to try and set up a double-play. It makes sense if you don't have access to any statistics. However Alex Rodriguez is 4 for 4 with one walk, one sacrifice fly, two home runs and 14 RBI in six plate appearances after Mark Teixeira has been intentionally walked to juice the bases in front of him. Now that was only half the strange move by Gardenhire who then brings in of all people Matt Guerrier a pitcher Rodriguez was 4 for 6 with 3 HR and 4 RBI against coming into the at-bat. We all knew what was going to happen didn't we? Some how Gardenhire did not.
So now tell me why have the twins lost are 5-28 in the Bronx during the Gardenhire era? I usually like the guy, but the moves by both managers in the 7th inning are simply idiotic.