I just invested four hours of my Sunday watching the Yankees stop scoring runs after the fourth inning so I’ll keep this one quick. Bartolo Colon gave the A’s six and two-thirds innings of four run ball, which was good enough to keep the team in the game. At one point it looked like the Yankees were going to cruise, but CC Sabathia wound up giving up two runs in the fifth on two solo shots and another run in the sixth, making it a 4-3 ball game.
Seven innings of three run ball from the big guy was good, not great, but it set the Yankees up nicely for the win. David Robertson was his usual self in the eighth, striking out two but letting a runner get to second. That left a one run save in the hands of Rafael Soriano. Soriano has been just about automatic this season, making it hard to complain about the rare blown save, but it happened all the same.… Click here to read the rest