Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/21/12
Through four innings Monday, Freddy Garcia looked like the same pitcher who had helped stabilize the New York Yankees' rotation for nearly two months since Andy Pettitte went down with a fractured leg. After Garcia's bend-but-don't-break approach worked in the first two innings against the White Sox, the veteran right-hander settled in and retired six of seven batters in the third and fourth, doing what he needed to after being staked to a 3-0 lead. Then came the fifth inning, and everything fell apart. Garcia struck out Alexei Ramirez for the first out of the inning, matching his season high with eight strikeouts. That was the last out Garcia would record. Gordon Beckham singled and Dewayne Wise homered, cutting the Yankees' lead to 3-2. Kevin Youkilis singled and Garcia walked both Adam Dunn and Paul Konerko, ending his night with the bases loaded and one out. "I'm really disappointed; I couldn't throw strikes after I got one out in the fifth," Garcia said. "I couldn't m...
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