May 23, 2011

Bartolo Colon’s 6th-inning implosion dooms Yanks

Bartolo Colon pitched brilliantly for the first five innings, but then everything fell apart. Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia delivered a three-run double to cap a five-run sixth inning to put the game out of reach.

Scoreboard Says:
Blue Jays 7, Yankees 3
Win: Carlos Villanueva
Loss: Bartolo Colon

Beware of Bautista:
I hate to say I told you so, but I told you so. In the first inning, Jose Bautista went yard. Thankfully, that wasn’t the difference in the game.

Colon’s Woes:
Colon allowed four walks, seven hits and six earned runs and took the loss. He struck out eight, ranking him second on the team in strikeouts on the season, only trailing tomorrow night’s starter, CC Sabathia.

Cano-Granderson Connection:
Robinson Cano drove Curtis Granderson in three times. They made up the entire Yankees’ offense tonight (that’s the way it has seemed lately, too).

A-Rod Stays Hot:
Alex Rodriguez is on a tear, folks. He has 15 hits in his last 31 at-bats. For a cleanup hitter, he surprisingly only has three homers and four RBIs in that span, but those are bound to come. In regards to my new poll, he’s the closest hitter in the lineup to reaching the .300 plateau.

Game Ball:
Granderson. Such a cool night for him. He didn’t put the ball in play once, but he scored three times. He almost cracked his 17th homer of the season in the ninth, but instead he struck out to end the game.

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