After a violent collision knocked him out of the game–and onto the ground–during Wednesday’s cntest, Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner made quite the miraculous recovery.
According to Joe Girardi, Gardner is doing better than expected. In fact, Gardner is feeling so much better that he was available as a regular player during Thursday’s game. Girardi had the option of starting Gardner prior to Thursday’s win against the Tampa Bay Rays, but chose not to just so he could give Gardner one more day of rest. Gardner took full batting practice prior to Thursday’s series finale.
Both sides hinted that Gardner would be in the starting lineup tonight against Michael Wacha and the St. Louis Cardinals at the stadium.