Brett Gardner Update: May 1, 2010

Posted: 1st May 2010 by Perry Arnold in MLB
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Brett Gardner continues to have a big impact for the New York Yankees. Last night the Yankees came from behind to beat the Chicago White Sox 6-4. Derek Jeter was the hero of the game as he had a single, a two run homer and a two run triple. Jeter drove in four runs and scored another. But Gardner was critical too. Gardner went 2-3 with a stolen base. And two of the runs Jeter drove in were Gardner crossing the plate. Gardner finished the game hitting .323. It is hard to imagine that manager Joe Girardi will continue to platoon Gardner if he continues to hit this way. Thus far this year Girardi has shown a reluctance to start Gardner against left handed pitchers but Gardner is making it harder and harder for Girardi to make that choice. Marcus Thames had 10 hits in 17 at bats in his platoon ...

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