Monday night it was Bartolo Colon throwing a four-hit shutout.
While not as good Tuesday night, Freddy Garcia, backed by the second outburst by the offense in three games, had a good enough outing in a 10-3 victory that will allow the Yankees to go for a sweep Wednesday afternoon.
“I don’t know where we’re at without them, I really don’t,” Joe Girardi said of the pair of veteran righthanders. “They’ve both given us a chance to win almost every game that they’ve pitched. They’re numbers are outstanding and they just continue to do what they’ve done. They’ve pitched at a very high level.”
Garcia (4-4, 3.34) allowed three runs, nine hits and two walks in seven innings. He struck out five. Colon is 3-3 with a 3.36 ERA after his complete-game four-hitter the night before.
"It's amazing to watch them to continue to go out there," said Curtis Granderson, whose first-inning two-run homer off Brett Anderson was his ninth homer (he has 17 total) off a lefthander this season. "Each start out they give us as an offense a chance to go out there and win games."
Garcia who, along with Colon, had to earn his rotation job in the spring, has enjoyed the ride to this point.
"It's been a lot of fun," Garcia said. "In spring training, I didn't have a spot but I worked for it and I'm really happy to do what I've been doing."