Rafael Soriano's early Yankee career continues to have speed bumps. The latest took place in the ninth inning Monday.
Alexi Ramirez reached first, and eventually scored, when his pop-up just behind the mound fell in front of the charging Derek Jeter, who was playing back. With the ball in the air, Soriano pointed straight up, but stood frozen as the ball landed behind the mound.
“It’s a pretty well placed soft pop up,” Girardi said. “Sori’s probably the only guy that could have got it and I’m not sure he would have got it either.”
Asked about the play by reporters, Soriano said: “You think I could catch that? No, I don’t think so. I thought somebody would be there.”