Sunday, June 12, 2011

Colon pitches brilliant in win but is lost to an injury

The New York Yankees defeated the Cleveland Indians on Saturday afternoon by the score of 4-0.  Bartolo Colon was crusing along and then he went to cover the bag for the second out in the seventh inning and strained his hamstring.  They are calling it a strain right now but he did go for tests after the game and they should know the results on Sunday.  Colon has been great this season and it would be a big loss if he was gone for an extended period of time.  The Yankees couldn't count on these guys lasting all year like they have up until this point.  Dave Robertson got himself in and out of trouble in the eighth inning and Boone Logan closed out the game. 

The offense got solo homeruns from Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson.  There was another beaning this time to Rodriguez.  The Yankees didn't retaliate but the pitcher was immediately ejected from the game.  Derek Jeter did not pick up a hit and remains nine away from 3000. 

The Yankees after losing three straight to the Red Sox have now won back-to-back games against the Indians.  The two teams will play game three of four on Sunday afternoon.  Freddy Garcia will make the start for the Yankees.  The Yankees remain two games out of first place in the AL East behind the Boston Red Sox. 

Hector Noesi is reportedly on his way back from AAA, Adam Warren, David Phelps and D.J. Mitchell are guys that may get a shot.  The Yankees have to see what happens and then they will make some roster moves as soon as they know for sure which should be on Sunday. 

Arod and Joe Girardi both called the beaning fishy, I happen to agree with them.  The thing is the Yankees batters are just getting hit too often and nothing is being done back at them.  The Yankees are going to need to start retaliating just to send a message. 

Joe Girardi said he is tired of seeing his players being hit, he said that they hit homeruns and the other teams don't like that so much.  He said "I don't like it, but we will protect our own."  Arod said he was hit in the IT band which is a group of fibers that run along the thigh, he said he will be ready to go for Sunday though. 

Russell Martin came through his work ok today and the plan is for him to catch on Sunday.  The Yankees have had Jorge Posada as the backup the last few days.  Girardi said he didn't have a problem with Gardner being thrown out twice on the bases today, he said he was being aggressive and he likes that. 

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