Bartolo Colon Pitches Yankees to Victory in 1st Start

yankees-bartolo-colonIn his first start in the Yankees rotation since replacing troubled starter Phil Hughes, Bartolo Colon pitched very well. Well enough to pitch into the 7th inning while leading the Yankees to a 6-2 victory over the Blue Jays in Toronto last night.

Colon went 6.2 innings and allowed just two runs on five hits, two walks, and seven strikeouts. He pitched well enough that the Yankees, who are concerned about him piling up too many innings, are forced to give him another shot in the rotation.

David Robertson pitched a scoreless inning in relief while striking out two batters. Boone Logan and Lance Pendleton also came in relief and got one batter out each. Pendleton didn’t pitch so well as he allowed a walk and a hit as well and Rafael Soriano had to come in to earn his first Yankees save.

Brett Cecil just didn’t have it for the Blue Jays and the Yankees offense took advantage.¬† They scored one in the 1st when Robinson Cano grounded out with the bases loaded. They scored two more in the 2nd when Curtis Granderson picked up an RBI-triple before Derek Jeter drove him in. A couple of sac flies in the 5th by Alex Rodriguez and Cano made it 5-1. The Yankees added an insurance run in the 9th when Granderson hit a solo shot.

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7 Responses to Bartolo Colon Pitches Yankees to Victory in 1st Start

  1. dutchsailor says:

    Off the subject. I noticed that Matt Purke has been shut down by TCU because of shoulder problems. Any chance the yanks take a flier on him like they did with Brackman? i guess it depends on the injury.

    • Brian Burkhart says:

      If he's available at 51 and the shoulder injury isn't real serious, I'd have to think there's a good chance the Yanks take him. The upside there is pretty significant.

  2. Susan says:

    See Rob, I told you Colon was going to be a solid pick up for us. :lol:

  3. john says:

    I was pleasantly surprised by Colon but have to see more Ive seen him turd out and quit on a team in the last season he played, so I have a hard time trusting the Adre the Giant look a like.

    That said he was very very good last night against a team with pop

  4. john says:

    By the Way Baseball reference has Freddy Garcia as Colon's most similar pitch, kinda funny