Colon, Homers Lead Yanks To 4-0 VictoryPosted: June 11, 2011
A night after getting back on track, the Yankees got to work today against the Cleveland Indians. Sure last night’s win was nice, but a second straight one would be nice and that’s exactly what they did led by Bartolo Colon and the offense.
Colon was very good. He used a fastball heavy approach for the second straight start, but this time, he located well throughout and even though the hitters knew what was coming, they still couldn’t hit it. His final line would be 6.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K on 83 pitches (56 strikes).
The reason that that line might seem kind of shortened is because Bart left in the seventh inning with a strained left hamstring after covering first base on a ground ball. A trip to the disabled list seems inevitable which is a real shame and hopefully, Hector Noesi can step in and do a nice job.
David Robertson came on and struck out the last batter of the seventh. He then gave up back-to-back singles to lead off the eighth and after a strike out, he balked to make it second and third and one out. Of course, he went on to strike the next two out and leave it a 3-0 game going into the bottom of the eighth. Classic Robertson. Boone Logan then came on for the ninth after the offense tacked on a run in the eighth, and instead of creating a save situation for Mo, he pitched a 1-2-3 inning with one strikeout to end the game.
It was a pretty quiet game offensively. Curtis Granderson, Mark Teixeira, and Alex Rodriguez each had solo home runs and Jorge Posada drove in a run on single turned into a double (error by Shin-Soo Choo). Other than that it was very quiet and the only multi-hit day came from Brett Gardner. To give you some perspective on how boring it actually was, both teams combined for five at-bats with runners in scoring position.
In the sixth, Indians starter Mitch Talbot hit A-Rod with a pitch, the at-bat after his homer and two batters after the Granderson homer. Talbot was tossed, although I’m not sure it was intentional because it was in a 2-0 game and he was pitching very well to that point.
So another day and another good game. To quote Lou Brown of Major League, “We won a game yesterday. If we win one today, that’s two in a row. We win one tomorrow, that’s called a winning streak. It has happened before.” So yeah, let’s go for that winning streak and hope for Freddy Garcia to bounce back.