A three-run rally in the bottom of the 9th today in the Bronx was still not enough to dig the Yankees out of Freddy Garcia's latest awful outing as the Detroit Tigers took game two of this three game series, 7-5. Once again, Garcia was shaky from the start and the Tigers took advantage. Miguel Cabrera homered and drove in three runs, and Andy Dirks hit a three-run homer in the first off Garcia and before you could blink it was 6-1. Garcia's final line today:
1.2 IP - 5 hits - 6 ER - 2 BB - 3 K - Garcia's ERA this season is now 12.41
Look, I could spend the rest of this recap ripping Garcia's performance today, but I am not. He pitched bad. He pitched really bad. Bottom line is Yankees most likely can no longer continue to send him out on the hill. They need to shake things up until Pettitte gets up here. Whether that is bringing up someone from the minors or putting David Phelps in his place. Whatever the Yankees do really could not be worse thank sending Garcia out every fifth day. And, lets keep in mind, its still April so we are far from a crisis.
Tomorrow we have Sabathia taking the mound to hopefully wrap up this series. I don't know about you guys but I'll take 2-of-3 from the Tigers anytime. Once again, today's final, Tigers 7, Yanks 5.
--Mikey Blue, BYB Senior Writer
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