It looked like the Yankees were going to perhaps be able to rally for a victory last night, but unfortunately they fell short. Bartolo Colon’s Cy Young quest hit a bit of a speed bump, as he only went 4 and 1/3 innings, giving up 5 earned runs. PitchFX was still clocking him in the mid 90s on his fastball, so I assume the issue was more with command. Since the stuff was still pretty good, I don’t think there is any reason to assume Colon has turned back into a pumpkin here. Bottom line is a guy picked up off the scrap heap is going to have some mediocre starts occasionally. The Yankees still had a decent chance to win this one anyways.
Notable players and their WPAs:
Michael Young: .222
A 4-4 day along with a homerun for baseball’s highest paid utility man. Welcome to the official Yankee Killer(TM) club, Michael. Your t-shirt is in the mail.
Darren Oliver: .152
Things that make me inexplicably angry: when the Yankees face Oliver and don’t hit him hard. The guy is a hundred years old with seemingly mediocre stuff. Yet he comes in last night and allows only 1 hit over 2 innings.
Nick Swisher: .129
Big homerun for The Swish, but he also struck out against Oliver.
Boone Logan: -.096
So the lone lefty in the bullpen can’t seem to get out lefties. Are we sure this guy is any good? If only the Yankees had signed a lefty bullpen arm in the offseason.