Thursday, August 16, 2012
Garcia Shines in Win Over Rangers
Yankees vs. Rangers Post Game Recap 8/15
The Yankees were able overcome a long rain delay to get their third straight win over the Texas Rangers beating them 3-2.
Freddy Garcia was very good against the frightening Texas lineup in earning his 7th win of the season. Garcia went 6.2 innings allowing four hits, one walk, two runs, and had six strikeouts. The only runs Texas was able to manufacture were from MVP candidate Josh Hamilton who took Garcia deep twice for two solo homeruns in the 4th and 6th innings.
The formula worked for the Yankees in the bullpen, as David Robertson pitched a scoreless 8th striking out two batters, and Rafael Soriano was able to pickup his 29th save of the season going thru the heart of the Rangers lineup.
Derek Jeter was able to extend his hitting streak to 11 games going 1 for 4 with a walk, and a run scored.
Nick Swisher was able to drive in another run making it 9 RBIs in the last 4 games, as Swisher went 1 for 5 while hitting his 28th double of the season.
Eric Chavez is making Yankees fans quickly forget that Alex Rodriguez is even hurt, as after a 3 for 3 day with a RBI at the plate Chavez is now hitting .303 on the season.
Ichiro and Jayson Nix were both able to produce from the bottom of the order, as each went 2 for 4 with Nix scoring a run, and stealing his 4th base of the year.
Yankees will be looking for what could be a very impressive four game sweep over the Rangers on Thursday afternoon, as Ivan Nova (11-6, 4.70) will face Derek Holland (7-6, 4.92).