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Freddy Garcia comes to Yanks' rescue

With the team's young starters struggling, the veteran righty pitched a gem Saturday

Updated: April 17, 2011, 3:11 AM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The Yankees needed this.

After putting one starting pitcher, Phil Hughes, on the disabled list Friday with a dead arm, and seeing another, Ivan Nova, still trying to learn what it takes to get past the fifth inning of a big league start, the Yankees needed Freddy Garcia to come out and ignore the raw 46-degree weather, the bone-chilling rain, the rust from the 18-day layoff he had since his last start way back in spring training, and suspend all the talk -- for one day, anyway ...

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