The Yankees rolled to yet another victory today, winning the first game of the day night doubleheader 4-2. Freddy Garcia, him of a 34% GB rate survived the most homer happy park in the national league, going 7 innings, walking 1 striking out 4 and allowing 0 earned runs on just 89 pitches. Despite a lineup that could make a grown man cry, just 3 position players contributing positive WPA and Ramiro Pena’s defensive miscues, it was another win on this very positive road trip so far.
The Yankees got on the board first in the 3rd inning. After back to back singles by Gardner and Granderson, the Yankees had 1st and 3rd with only 1 out. Swisher then grounded one to 1B where Joey Votto fielded, stepped on first for the second out and then decided to try and get Gardner at home for the third. It didn’t quite work out as his throw was high and the Yankees took a 1-0 lead.… Click here to read the rest