Garcia pitched 6.2 scoreless innings with 7 strikeouts featuring a mean splitter that the Rays had trouble with all night. At the beginning of the season I had no hope that we would have both Colon and Garcia healthy this late into the season. Colon had his hamstring thing, but that wasn't the type of injury concern we had with him. We were more concerned of injuries of the blown shoulder variety. Not only do we still have Colon and Garcia, but they're pitching pretty well, and this despite so inconsistant starts.
Granderson hit a nice 2-run homerun giving the Yankees the lead in the first inning. He later tried to enter the Harry Potter train station by running through the outfield wall, but was hindered by the laws of physics.
Our bullpen continues to impress.
Here's a humbling fact, Hector Noesi, Boone Logan, Cory Wade, Dave Robertson, Luis Ayala, combined, still make less money than Rafael Soriano.
David Price drilled Granderson in the back with a 95 mph fastball. It wasn't on purpose but still, getting drilled like that after hitting a homerun just doesn't look right.
Yankees Getting Their Swagger Back
Granderson's first inning homerun adds $2 more dollars to the babies at the Children's Health Fund.
Mark Teixeira 25hr = $50
Curtis Granderson 26hr = $52
Russell Martin 10hr = $20
Alex Rodriguez 13hr = $26
Jorge Posada 9hr = $18
Robinson Cano 16hr = $32
Andruw Jones 5hr = $10
Brett Gardner 4hr = $8
Nick Swisher 10hr = $20
Derek Jeter 3hr = $6
Francisco Cervelli 1hr = $2
Eduardo Nunez 3hr = $6
Ramiro Pena 1hr = $2
Total = $252