Freddy Garcia continued his descent back to earth tonight, allowing 4 runs in just 1.2 innings, and putting the Yankees in an almost immediate hole that they ultimately wouldn't climb out of. The Yankees offense did manage to do some damage against Jon Lester, something they seem to be doing more often lately, tagging him for 3 runs in 6 innings, but it wasn't enough, as they were only able to muster 3 baserunners against the Red Sox bullpen for the rest of the game.
Also, in a scary moment, Mark Teixeira was hit on the knee during the first inning and had to leave the game. It appears that he has nothing more than a contusion and it doesn't appear that this will hold him out of the lineup for long.
The game wasn't without it's bright spots. Hector Noesi mopped up as well as anybody could have asked, going the final 6 innings and holding the Sox to 2 runs, which will probably lead to calls for him to take somebody's spot in the rotation if both Ivan Nova and Freddy Garcia struggle going forward. And Nick Swisher continued his rebound as well, putting up a 2-4 performance at the plate and bringing season hitting performance to right around league average. Remember, it's a long season.
Play Of The Game: Adrian Gonzalez's first inning triple (yes, triple) increased Boston's chances of winning by 11.9%. Nick Swisher's 5th inning double was a close second, at 10.5%.
Quote Of The Game: Briceratops, talking about retaliating against David Ortiz for showboating:
the best retribution is getting him out, not putting people on base