Yesterday's game against the Rays turned out badly, and not because they lost or even because of another mediocre performance by anyone the Moose. No, the trouble was much worse than that - a busted up right wrist
for young Yank catcher Francisco Cervelli. As
Ray Elliot Johnson attempted to score on a hit to left field by Willy Aybar, he threw himself full force into Cervelli, who was blocking the plate. By most accounts Johnson's smash into Cervelli was done with unnecessary force.
Girardi was obviously quite unhappy with the result of that run-in. With Jorgie and Molina both lined up to catch during the season it was unlikely that Cervelli would have been on the roster anyway, but the fact that it happened at all worries him - and I'm with him. What if it had been Jorgie Porgie Pudding and Pie? Or even Molina?
"You should play hard, but that's a play that there is no memo ... Cervelli didn't have a chance to do anything. But one thing that you teach catchers is that when you do have a chance to do something and there is going to be contact, try to be the one to initiate it instead of absorbing it."
As for Rays manager Joe Madden, he didn't seem too concerned, despite the fact that Johnson suffered a separated shoulder from the incident:
"We'd like to see more plays like that from our team."What do you think?
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