TODAY'S PAPER
53° Good Afternoon
NEWSDAY DEALS
YOU ARE A DEALS MEMBERVIEW DEALS
53° Good Afternoon
SportsBaseballYankees

Garcia hopes to forget 'whipping'

The perspiration flies off Freddy Garcia's neck as

The perspiration flies off Freddy Garcia's neck as he heads to the dugout in the second inning. (Sept. 5, 2011) Credit: David Pokress

Freddy Garcia breaks things down in simple terms. That’s the case when he pitches well, the case most of this season, and on days like yesterday when he does not. “I got my —— whipped,” he said.

Garcia lasted just 22 / 3 innings, giving up a season-worst seven runs along with nine hits, his second-highest total of the season. He allowed home runs by Nick Markakis (No. 15) and Mark Reynolds (No. 32) after allowing two home runs in his previous 12 starts. “They hit every pitch I threw,” said Garcia, who saw his ERA climb to 3.50 from 3.09. “Slider, split, fastball, slow curve, everything. I just have to forget about it, focus on my next start and go from there.”

Comments

We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.

New York Sports