Garcia went 1.2 innings and allowed six runs on five hits, bumping his ERA to 12.51. The veteran starter looks like a shell of the pitcher Yankee fans saw in 2011.
In turn, the Bombers are taxing their bullpen every time Garcia takes the ball and that's a problem even for a team with a solid bullpen. Starts like Garcia's wear down a 'pen and can turn the most effective relievers into jello arms.
So what should the Yanks do?
The most immediate solution would be to swap Garcia and David Phelps, the Yanks' current long-man in the bullpen. Phelps has been almost perfect out of the bullpen, with a few bad outings against the Boston ...
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