The Yankees Make Use of Their Entire Roster

June 26, 2012 12:00 AM

The Yankees Make Use of Their Entire Roster

" For years, the Yankees had 25 men on their roster but only used a small fraction of them over the course of the season.

Joe Torre filled out the same lineup card every single game, rarely looked to pinch hitters and picked a couple of relievers to grind down every season before throwing them on the rubbish pile. Things work a bit differently under Joe Girardi and it paid off for him on Monday night.

Girardi chose to give Curtis Granderson a half-day as designated hitter and placed Dewayne Wise in center field, the first time that Wise has found his way into the starting lineup in more than a month. After spending much time trying to come up with another way of referring to a decision that helped fuel the Yankees' 7-1 win over the Indians, we've decided to succumb to the obvious and call it a very wise decision by Girardi.

Wise hit a two-run home run and drove in another run with a triple as the Yankees won for the 23rd time in the last 30 games and Wise got a Yankee moment to add to the memory bank "

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