Wednesday, July 25, 2012
King Felix Quiets Yankee Bats, A-ROD TO DL
Freddy Garcia pitched his tail off tonight, going 7.1 innings and giving up only two runs. Garcia retired his final fifteen batters before Girardi went to the pen to mix and match. Garcia's 7.1 innings was his longest outing of the season as were his eight strikeouts. Freddy showed Girardi that they don't need to obtain another starter before the deadline because Garcia is capable of pitching how the Yankees thought he would before the year started. Garcia took a bad luck loss where his offense scratched out two meager runs against the Mariners and gave up four. The Yankees had runners in scoring position all night but failed to get the big hit that drove in runs.
In tomorrow's afternoon finale, Ivan Nova is looking for his eleventh win of the season. On the other side, Iwakuma will be making the start for the Mariners. The Japanese pitcher has never faced the Yankees or any of their hitters.
UPDATE: A-Rod has a non-displaced fracture of his left hand. He is headed for the disabled list.