If you had told me that Bartolo Colon and Freddy Garcia would have been this good to start the year I would have said you were crazy. But sure enough, these two have been early-season saviors for the Yanks. Colon continued his fantastic April with 8 one-run innings last night in the Bronx. He scattered 7 hits, while walking just one and striking out six. His velocity was even more impressive that he last few outings; his fastball averaged 93.25 mph while topping out at 96.1.
He didn't need or get much offense from a Yankees lineup that once again relied solely on the long-ball. All three Yankees runs came in the first on a 3-run bomb by Robinson Cano, his 6th of the year.
The Yankees would get just 4 baserunners the rest of the game, but thanks to Colon and eventually Mariano Rivera, it wouldn't come back to bite them.
Mo came on in the 9th for his 8th save of the year.
In less positive news, Mark Teixeira left the game with a sore shoulder. Apparently he woke up with the pain and aggravated it while diving for a ball. I wouldn't be too concerned however.
The Yanks look to even up this four-game set tonight in the Bronx, with CC Sabathia facing off against Edwin Jackson. First pitch is 7:05 PM.
PLAYER OF THE GAME: Bartolo Colon