The New York Yankees don’t have much to worry about when it comes to there starting rotation. The latest New York Yankee to have an excellent outing was Bartolo Colon who is filling in for the ailing Phil Hughes.
Colon (2-1) pitched a career high 8 innings while only allowing one run on seven hits and six strikeouts. The Yankees offense wasn’t as quiet as it was the previous two days when in the first inning after Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez made it on base, Robinson Cano belted a 3 run home run against Mark Buehrle (1-3), giving the Yankees the lead for the whole game.
Mariano Rivera pitched the 9th inning and earned his 8th save of the season.
Note: Mark Teixeira was lifted from the game in the 8th inning and replaced by Eric Chavez. No word yet on why Tex was pulled; Derek Jeter needs 52 hits to reach 3,000 hits; Jorge Posada average wise is the worst hitting starter with an .138 average.
Update: Mark Teixeira had hurt his shoulder yesterday on a diving play, dove again today and it started hurting. So far he’s day to day.