Brett Gardner Daily Update: April 26, 2010

Perry ArnoldSenior Analyst IApril 26, 2010

TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 25:  Brett Gardner #11 of the New York Yankees poses for a photo during Spring Training Media Photo Day at George M. Steinbrenner Field on February 25, 2010 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Brett Gardner finished Saturday's win hitting .340 for the New York Yankees as they won their 12th game over the Angels. He has also stolen nine bases which puts him on a pace to steal about 85 for the year.

Gardner did not start in the series finale in Anaheim on Sunday afternoon as the Yankees lost the game and their first series of the season.

Marcus Thames was in Gardner's place as southpaw Scott Kazmir started for Los Angeles.

Thames did get a hit, a base on balls and scored a run.

But one is left to ponder deeply Yankee manager, Joe Girardi's decision to sit Gardner against lefties.

Gardner got into the game as a pinch hitter for Thames and went 0-2 against right handed pitching.

Girardi needs to start Gardner against all throwers until Brett the Jet proves he cannot hit lefties.