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I don’t know what surprised me more: that tonight’s Yankees game was barely over two hours long, or that Bartolo Colon pitched eight one-run innings. Actually, I guess Colon pitching eight good innings isn’t really all that surprising anymore… and that is, in itself, kind of surprising. If you think that last sentence was confusing, well, we live in a world where Bartolo Colon has been the Yankees’ second-best pitcher, so yeah. Things are confusing. Yankees 3, White Sox 1.

It does bear repeating that these are the offense-challenged White Sox, and batting Juan Pierre leadoff is tantamount to giving your opponent a handicap, but still – Colon’s shown by now that he’s not just getting lucky here. Another team might have hit him harder, certainly, but he’s got decent enough velocity and very good control (just one walk allowed tonight, with 7 hits scattered around), although he also hit a batter – Carlos Quentin, who is having kind of a rough series. Mariano Rivera closed it out with a reassuring perfect inning.

The Yankee hitters aren’t doing as well as their pitchers this series – once again all their offense came on a Robinson Cano homer, which scored Jeter and A-Rod in the first inning. But there are worse way to win a ballgame, so far as that goes, and I don’t think scoring runs will be what holds the Yankees back this year. Meanwhile, Mark Teixeira was removed for Eric Chavez in the 8th inning, for what’s being called a “sore shoulder”; here’s hoping it’s minor.

More troubling shoulder news: apparently it’s possible that Phil Hughes has something called Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, which sounds like it should involve dinosaurs and power plugs, but is actually way less cool. If it requires surgery it could cost him the season, but recovery time varies and nothing is known for sure yet. So stay tuned, as the Yankees go for a series split tomorrow…

Not "Thoracic Outlet Syndrome" apparently

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1 Mattpat11   ~  Apr 27, 2011 11:47 pm

That picture rules

2 Eddie Lee Whitson KO   ~  Apr 27, 2011 11:57 pm

I do love Buerhle-pitched games. So effciient. Go Bart.

3 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Apr 28, 2011 12:05 am

Wow...amazing picture!
CC is going to take care of business tomorrow for the split.

4 thelarmis   ~  Apr 28, 2011 12:05 am

emma, you're the *best*! : )

5 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Apr 28, 2011 12:30 am

thelarmis, what's happening brother?? I was listening to an album the other day with some percussion on it that would knock you out, maybe we chatted about it before, Charles Lloyd "Sangam" with Zakir Hussein and Eric Harland. Incredible!

6 ny2ca2dc   ~  Apr 28, 2011 7:42 am

Wow, that picture is perfection

7 Diane Firstman   ~  Apr 28, 2011 10:11 am

Jurassic Spark ...

8 Crazy8Rick   ~  Apr 28, 2011 2:39 pm

Great piece Emma. Colon for 8 innings...go figure! He and CC have been the best we got so far. Go figure!

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