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Yankees edge Braves, 5-4, behind Freddy Garcia's three perfect innings

Freddy Garcia is cementing his place in the Yankees rotation, throwing three perfect innings with two strikeouts. He looked good, showing command of all his pitches. Either way, it's going to be a tough call for Joe Girardi; the four competitors for the last two rotation spots have put up the following line: 20 ip, 1 er, 14 h, 14 k, 1 bb.

Who ever thought we'd want Jesus Montero's hitting to catch up to his catching? He went 0-3 with 2 K's and a GIDP (now batting .200), yet looked good behind the plate (outside of the sixth inning, when he allowed a stolen base and two wild pitches), blocking several pitches in the dirt.

Curtis Granderson was the offensive hero, going 2-3 with a triple and 2 RBI.

The Yanks stole four bases, three by Eduardo Nunez and the other by Gritty, Gutty Brett Gardner. But two were also gunned down (GGBG and Ramiro Pena).

Andrew Brackman looked decent in his first inning of work, tossing a scoreless, one-hit, one-K inning. He averaged 93 MPH with his fastball and touched 96.

Bartolo Colon starts tomorrow against the Pirates.