Freddy Garcia owes Phil Hughes a steak dinner, because Phil’s crummy performance in the early going has drawn the attention away from Freddy’s equally crummy performance. The Chief has allowed nine runs in 10.1 IP across two starts so far, including five runs in 5.2 IP against a Twins team that has scored the third fewest runs in the league. Today he gets the Red Sox, a powerful offense despite the absence of Jacoby Ellsbury and Carl Crawford. Ivan Nova set the tone yesterday, now it’s time for Sweaty Freddy to follow suit and give the Yankees a quality performance. Here’s the starting nine…
RHP Freddy Garcia
This afternoon’s game starts at 4:05pm ET and can be seen on FOX. Enjoy.
Bullpen Alert: The forecast calls for lots of rain on Sunday, so there’s a a pretty good chance tomorrow’s game will be postponed. Don’t be surprised if Joe Girardi uses his bullpen a little more heavily today in anticipation of that impromptu day off. In other words, we could see both Mariano Rivera and David Robertson pitch for the third straight day this afternoon