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New York Yankees: Freddy Was Totally Ready As Garcia Wins Debut Vs. Rangers

Following Friday’s double whammy of losing Phil Hughes to the DL and the first game to the Texas Rangers since the 2010 ALCS, the New York Yankees needed something to go their way.

Well, on a cold and rainy day in the Bronx that was exactly what they got from starter and new Yankee Freddy Garcia in his official debut.

Throwing six-scoreless innings and completely blanking the heavy hitting Texas Rangers, the Yankees could not have written it any better.

Garcia pitched like a genius by keeping ahead in his counts by dominating the fastball swinging Rangers with his off-speed pitches. Garcia only allowed two hits and needed 84 pitches in the outing.

The Yankee bats followed starting with Mark Teixeira’s two-run homerun in the first inning but his fifth on the season, and the team never looked back, beating the Ranger 5-2.

Let me just say, I was in attendance for Garcia’s start and the weather conditions were about the least ideal possible. Garcia certainly put a smile on my face after six.

It was also great to see a still hyped up Joba Chamberlain come in the seventh. Joba seems to have been bitten by the same bug from 2007. It was utterly delightful to see Joba ecstatic about doing his job again.

The series finale is Sunday night at 8pm and both teams would like to come away with the series win.

It will be Yankees ace CC Sabathia on the bump, against the Rangers, 27-year-old Alexi Ogando.

*Look for my prediction and preview, about this Sunday night match-up to follow.

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