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Yanks missing Houdini's magic touch

Injury-ridden Bombers sorely need David Robertson's misplaced bag of tricks

Updated: July 3, 2012, 12:53 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- At this point in the season, it is difficult to get too worked up over the loss of any single game by the New York Yankees, or even any single player.

They blew one to the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night -- 4-3, at Tropicana Field, their eighth straight loss to the Rays at home -- yet they remain 17 games over .500 and 5½ games ahead of the Baltimore Orioles, their nearest pursuers in the AL East.

They have played all but nine games without Brett Gardner, ...

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