Freddy Garcia made his first start with the Yankees this season, and did a very fine job, with a line of 6 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K. Certainly can’t complain when your starter gives you an outing like that. Joba came in to pitch the 7th and was just as good, but then Soriano came in to pitch the 8th and got the yips. He coughed up three runs on two hits, and nearly gave away our entire lead. That’s no bueno. Thankfully our offense picked him up and we were able to get those runs back, but still. Mo came in for the 9th and picked up his 6th save of the season, which means he has only 37 to go until he holds the all-time saves record. That’s another countdown I think we Yankees fans are going to have fun with this season.
On the offensive side of things, Derek was hitless today, so he stays at 62 hits left until 3,000. However Mark Teixeira wasn’t hitless today, and went 2-3 with 3 RBI. Robbie Cano supplied our other two runs today, with a 2-run HR in the 8th to give us back our three-run lead. Alex left the game with soreness in his lower back/obliques, and I hope it’s not serious. Aside from Mark and Robbie, the only other two players to net any hits today were Swish (2-4) and Grandy (1-3). I hope to see a little bit more in the way of offensive production tomorrow.
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