September baseball can often feel like October playoffs. Monday night, Mike Scioscia managed his squad like it was the last game of the World Series. On the cusp of what could be the most important week of the season for his Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Scioscia took over the one-game make-up contest against the New York Yankees as if his whole season was riding on it. He pinch ran, pinch hit, and defensively substituted players all over the field. In every way, Scioscia outfoxed and out-managed his counterpart in the Yankee dugout. But the Angels still fell short, in spite of the efforts of both managers. Scioscia did his best to keep the Halos in the game, while New York skipper Joe Girardi did just the opposite. Girardi made two moves during the course of the eighth inning tha ...
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