Girardi took the unusual step Wednesday to help protect his left-handed heavy lineup against a Rockies bullpen filled with left-handed relievers.
Pinch-hitter Brennan Boesch hit a tiebreaking infield single with the bases loaded in the ninth off closer Rafael Betancourt and the New York Yankees snapped a five-game skid at Coors Field with a 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies.
Ladies and gentlemen, your Yankees lineup for Wednesday night in Colorado…
Robinson Cano homered and Eduardo Nunez scored the tiebreaking run after a sixth-inning double to send the New York Yankees past the Houston Astros 5-4 on Wednesday night.
The Yankees will have to make due without starter Ivan Nova and catcher Francisco Cervelli who both land on the DL.
Cody Ross hit a go-ahead single in the 12th inning, Eric Chavez followed with a three-run double against his former team and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the New York Yankees 6-2 Thursday night.
The Yankees are off to a 1-4 start to begin the season after failing to the Tigers 8-4 on Saturday.
Eduardo Nunez, filling in for injured shortstop Derek Jeter, left the game in the fourth inning after being hit by a pitch as Ivan Nova and the Yankees fell to the Tigers in the opener of the three-game series.
It’s a question that seemed unthinkable during the winter months and at the start of spring training: which team will have more talent on April 1?
David Phelps improved his chances of making the Yankees rotation by giving the Bombers another superb outing in their win over Jays on Sunday.
Whether as a starter or a reliever, David Phelps will likely be an integral part of the Yankees.
The Phil Hughes situation may well prove how nice it is to have some experienced depth in the rotation.
Robinson Cano and Zoilo Almonte homered for the New York Yankees, who opened spring training with an 8-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.
The 43-year-old Rivera threw 25 pitches Friday and said he was happy with the results. He expects to be ready when the Yankees open the regular season on April 1 against Boston.
Yankees outfielders Curtis Granderson and Brett Gardner could be switching positions. Granderson worked out in left field on Thursday and the speedy Gardner switched to center.