Tuesday, May 31, 2011
I was out for most of the game, so when I quite shocked when I walked into the house and saw that Colon complete his seventh shutout inning of the day by retiring Hideki Matsui on a grounder to Cano. Maybe I shouldn't have been, after all, the guy's been one of the Yankees best starter this year. I guess after his last rocky start I expected a little bit of a fall back to earth, but no, there was none of that on Monday.
Colon would go on to complete his gem, tossing a complete game four-hitter. As you might expect, his command was excellent all day--throwing 71 of 103 pitches for strikes--and did not walk a batter while striking out six. Just an absolutely dominating performance from Bartolo.
Jeter later drive in the Yankees fourth run with a seventh inning sac fly.
The win improves the Yankees to 29-23 on the year and moves them in a tie for first with the Red Sox.
Game two of the series is tonight @ 10:05 PM, and Freddy Garcia will face A's left-hander Brett Anderson.
PLAYER OF THE GAME: Bartolo Colon
HONORABLE MENTION: Mark Teixeira
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