Garcia went 4-4 with a run scored, a RBI and three doubles. Luke Murton went 2-4 with a double. Kevin Mahoney was the only Trenton hitter to fail to get a hit, going 0-4. Craig Heyer went five and gave up one run on six hits, a walk and four Ks. Mark Montgomery went two innings and struck out two.
Tampa lost to Lakeland 8-1:
Ramon Flores tripled in the first, but the Yankees couldn’t capitalize. Lakeland drew first blood in the bottom of the third, as Hernan Perez opened up the inning with a homer to left and Marcus Lemon hit a two-run shot to right for a 3-0 lead. Flores drew a walk in the top of the fourth, but was picked off. Tyler Austin took a free pass and moved to second on a passed ball. Gary Sanchez singled to left, plating Austin for the Yankees first run. Dixon Machado hit a two run double in the fifth, giving the Flying Tigers some breathing room.…
This wasn’t a giving up two grand slams type of explosive unravelling; no, it was a slow, sadistic burn, as pitcher after pitcher couldn’t find the strike zone–with two outs. First Chen–who recorded the first two outs of the inning, and allowed a run to score on Eduardo Nunez’s single–then Pedro Stop walked Yankee after Yankee, finally setting the stage for Derek Jeter. Strop had previously walked Ichiro Suzuki to load the bases–the Orioles led 3-2 at this point–and was clearly pressing with Jeter. He could not find his fastball–it was hitting 97, 98 on the gun, but he had no idea where it was going–and he was clearly worried that Jeter was expecting his breaking stuff. The count ran to 3-2, and, with the whole Stadium on its feet, Strop tossed a fastball that ran in.
It was one of the more exciting walks I can remember.
Jayson Nix came trotting home to tie the score, Eduardo Nunez moved over to third, and the Yankees were suddenly in charge.…
This felt like another one of those games. You know, the kind where the Yankees could not get anything going and the opposition’s luck was just better.
David Phelps walked the world or so it seemed and the Orioles once again were given an early lead. Phelps allowed a 1/3 of the batters he...
Yanks vs. O’s at the Stadium this afternoon. Wei-Yin Chen and David Phelps are on the mound opposing each other and they’ll take on these lineups:
1. Nick Markakis (L) RF
2. J.J. Hardy (R) SS
3. Nate McLouth (L) LF
4. Adam Jones (R) CF
5. Matt Wieters...