Game Thread: Bartolo Colon Takes On The White Sox

There’s something I love about watching Bartolo Colon pitch. He seeks to right the ship against Mark Buerhle after a disappointing start to the White Sox series. The lineups:

Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Andruw Jones LF
Jorge Posada DH
Russell Martin C
Curtis Granderson CF

Juan Pierre LF
Alexei Ramirez SS
Carlos Quentin RF
Paul Konerko 1B
Adam Dunn DH
Alex Rios CF
A.J. Pierzynski C
Gordon Beckham 2B
Omar Vizquel 3b

Use this as your game thread for tonight. And cross your fingers that the bats finally come alive.

E.J. Fagan been blogging about Yankee baseball since 2006. He is a Ph.D. student at University of Texas at Austin.

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E.J. Fagan been blogging about Yankee baseball since 2006. He is a Ph.D. student at University of Texas at Austin.

14 thoughts on “Game Thread: Bartolo Colon Takes On The White Sox

  1. @EJ Of course there’s something you love about watching Colon pitch: He throws hard and throws strikes. Newsflash: End of 1st and Yankees have surpassed their run production for the last 18 innings!

  2. No other option… Gardner is still struggling badly despite two wall scrapers, Granderson has his power compromised leadingoff, and Swisher is struggling badly as well.

    If Gardner or maybe even Swish had OBP’s in the .365-.370 range they probably would drop him, but as is all the other options are bad. Granderson is probably the best option at this moment but as I said his power is compromised leading off, and his OBP isn’t high enough to compromise the power.

  3. Mo coming in for the 9th. No more 8th innings for him hopefully. Maybe Joe G has finally learned his lesson about playing bullpen bingo after yanking Garcia too quick the other day. We can only hope.

  4. C’mon, Moshe, he’s just two years older than Roy Halladay and Roy Oswalt and three years younger than Andy Pettitte, he started 28 games and pitched 157 innings last year and he’s in great shape. Please don’t refer to him like he’s a fragile overweight reclamation project like Colon. That’s why Girardi chose him for the rotation over Colon to start the season. He’s already stretched…perhaps more so than anyone on our staff right now. Just sayin’.