Saturday, July 7, 2012

The Garbage Man Returneth

12 IP, 11 H, 3 ER, 9 K

Not a bad week of work for Freddy Garcia, huh?  And against 2 AL East rivals no less.  Good thing the Yankees didn't kick him to the curb when they had the chance.  I think it's safe to say that Freddy has gone back from being just a pile of garbage to The Garbage Man.

Awesome Things From Last Night's Game

- First 5 runners reaching base.

- Scoring 5 runs against Beckett in the 1st inning.

-The 1-5 spots in the lineup combining for 10 H (3 XBH), 9 R, and 6 RBI.

- Teix going 2-3 with RISP, including a 2-run triple in the 7th to re-take the lead.

- Ibanez and Chavez coming up with 2-out RBI hits for insurance runs.

- Jeter making that heads-up play to get the lead runner at third base in the bottom of the 7th.

- Scoring 10 runs without hitting a HR.  Because the Yanks have been hitting WAAAAAAAAYYYYY too many of those lately.