Bartolo Colon to Make Regular Start on Tuesday

The Yankees feel that Bartolo Colon‘s hamstring is not a problem and expect him to pitch again on Tuesday the next time his spot comes around, according to Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily News.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi spoke with Colon about the issue and was told that he felt no pain in the recently recovered hamstring injury, but that he was only tentative while using it because he still doesn’t fully trust it. That’s feeling is only going to get better the more he pitches so it probably is best to let him go out there.

The results weren’t there for Colon on Thursday, but he was hitting up to 94 mph on the radar and his pitches were still breaking about nine inches horizontally, according to PitchFX, which is about his norm. He may just have had a bad inning that was made worse by poor defense and possible sign stealing. The Yankees should keep a close eye on him as Ivan Nova is clearly better than Triple-A at this point and is a good option in case Colon does seriously have a problem.

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4 Responses to Bartolo Colon to Make Regular Start on Tuesday

  1. John says:

    Oh great now Tampa can just hit rollers on the infield and watch Colon not be able to get to them. This guy should not be starting for a team with world Series goals

    • Telly Norgen says:

      don't forged that if he get in shape we have to count w/him

      • John says:

        I have never liked Colon and Never will. he quit on the 09 White Sox why wouldnt he do it again. he gave us way more than we ever expected. So now he can go away as far as Im concerned or take Mitre's spot in the pen.

  2. Hardcore Yankee Fan says:

    The defense is clearly a problem this year. It's a comedy of errors out there. Plus, the Yankee pitchers are not very good at fielding to begin with, most if not all of them failing to even cover 1st base at times.