4 Phillies Errors Helps Yankees Cap 7-4 Win
Coming into today’s game, fans were interested to see how Alex Rodriguez would adapt to the plate. The last time Alex Rodriguez faced a major league team, he made the final out of the 2011 ALDS which ended the Yankees 2011 season. There was no turning back from today’s game. Alex Rodriguez knew this was it.
After the Phillies took a 2-0 lead in the top of the 1st, Rodriguez connected on the first pitch from Roy Halladay to cut the Yankees deficit to 2-1. Rodriguez went 3 for 3 with 2 RBI’s and 2 run scored on a breezy 65 degree weather day where the ball was flying out of the park.
Freddy Garcia got off to a slow start, giving up a 2 run homer to Hunter Pence. Pence also hit a 2 run homer off of Ivan Nova in yesterday’s game. Garcia was able to tame the Phillies in his second inning of work before handing the ball to the bullpen.
Yesterday the Yankees Achillies heel was errors (even though they won the game). Today was the Phillies turn for errors. There were 4 errors in the game, including a ball that should have been a fly out for Mark Teixeira & a Corban Joseph fly ball that Dominic Brown dropped out of his glove.
WHAT’S NEXT: Michael Pineda will make his Yankees debut in Clearwater tomorrow in the series finale vs. the Phillies. Brett Gardner, Curtis Granderson & Nick Swisher are slated to be in the starting lineup while David Robertson will make the trip to Clearwater and is slated to pitch.
Posted on March 4, 2012, in Game Reviews and tagged Alex Rodriguez, Brett Gardner, Curtis Granderson, David Robertson, Freddy Garcia, Hunter Pence, Michael Pineda, New York Yankees, Nick Swisher. Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.