"On any given day, we were stealing his starter or one of his position players," Williams said. "Unfortunately, we had a lot of it. [Gardner] is fun. He loves to be here. He had a chance to get home with a few days off. He is a good infield guy. He is certainly a good manager. We are glad to have him. He enjoys the game very much."
In his two years with Syracuse, Gardner's record is 147-140.
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