Brett Gardner was taken out of tonight’s game after feeling some minor soreness in his left thumb. He felt it on a check swing before his seventh-inning single.
“He said it’s happened 20 times since last year,” Joe Girardi said.
The pain is a byproduct of last year’s broken thumb, and Gardner said he’s had occasionally pain that flares up and goes away in a few minutes. This time, it was a little worse than usual so he told Girardi about it, and given the score, Girardi decided to take Gardner out and give Marcus Thames an at-bat. Gardner expects to play tomorrow.
“When (last year’s injury) happened, the told me it might not feel right for almost a year,” Gardner said.