In the latest installment of "Joe Girardi Makes Yankee Fans Crazy", Jayson Nix was in the lineup tonight and the night before last at the expense of Eric Chavez. While we can never know if the Yanks would have won those games with Chavez in the lineup, certainly he would have increased their changes.
The other night Nix got into the lineup as a consequence of Girardi giving Cano a half-night off as a DH, even though Joe himself said it probably didn't matter:
"I don’t know how much you can refresh a guy this time of year, though."
Tonight it's not even clear why. I guess it is because Chavez had played one consecutive game.
Now the best thing you can say about Nix's .241/.305/.385 slash line is that he leads the team in sacrifices. Chavez by contrast is hitting .283/.343/.483. Chavez has just got to be playing in these critical games.