Joe Girardi explains why he did not challenge critical call

Don't let Carlos Carrasco's brilliant outing in ALDS Game 3 get lost in the shuffle

"It was all set up for Green to come in, and I chose to go".

Brantley, who went 0 for 5 with two strikeouts after replacing Encarnacion in Game 2, missed Cleveland's run to the World Series previous year and sat out 50 games after August 8 this season with an ankle ligament injury. I worry about other people's futures, but not my own.

"When you have somebody like Kluber in your rotation, everybody else gets overshadowed a little bit", said Indians general manager Mike Chernoff.

"I think you can second-guess yourself", Girardi said.

The possibility of him departing this winter always reminds me of the Foo Fighters singing "There goes my (Hiro), watch him as he goes". I owe that to my wife and my children, so in saying that, (my contract) is the least of my concerns right now. "We'll see how the game goes tonight".

Despite expressing some remorse over Friday's missed opportunity, Girardi didn't let it get to him too much.

The play in question came in the sixth inning with two runners on for Lonnie Chisenhall. That loaded the bases and brought Francisco Lindor to the plate.

And if possible for an opposing pitcher, Carrasco has fond memories of facing the Yankees in NY. Had manage Joe Girardi requested a review of the hit-by-pitch it most likely would have been overturned and called strike three on a foul tip into the catcher's mitt.

The Indians take on the Yankees today for game two at 5 Progressive Field.

On Saturday, Girardi acknowledged he made a mistake. You just hope the former outweighs the latter. "I went there, and it didn't work".

With a 1-0 lead in the series and Sale behind them, the Astros are in excellent shape moving forward. "And that's what I'll do". And, most of these would not garner any attention, except that closer Aroldis Chapman liked a post on Instagram calling Girardi an imbecile and called for his job. He was concerned about it that night.

"I really believe it was an accident". Tanaka has had an up-and-down season and it is hard to even trust him after coming off a brilliant outing to end the regular season.

One year after almost costing the Indians a trip to the World Series, Bauer helped them take the first step back.

"It was like I was on the team but didn't feel like I was contributing, which is a awful feeling for any competitor", he said. I was booed everywhere. No one could of predicted the way the game played out last night. The welcome home dinner wasn't so welcome home for me. With any manager, there will be some good, there will be some bad.

Yankees fans woke up after the game and wanted answers. "Obviously, there's a ton of talent here", Girardi said. I wasn't sure if it hit the bat.

"I've tried to hold umpires up", Francona said. They might follow stuff (online) or someone might make a jab at school that might be a fan of another team.