Colon Turns Things Around – Yanks Beat A’s
Bartolo Colon was able to turn things around today as the Yankees beat the Oakland A’s 7-5.
It’s no news that Bartolo Colon had been struggling as of late. Today however he was able to halt his 3 start losing skid with a 7-5 victory over the A’s.
Colon was great, going 7 innings and allowing just 2 runs on 8 hits. He also struck out 4. Curtis Granderson gave Colon an extra boost when he hit a 2 run shot in the 5th inning. Andrew Jones and Eduardo Nunez also helped with a couple of RBI’s each.
Oakland looked like they were going to rally late when they knocked in 3 runs against David Robertson and Mariano Rivera, but Mo prevailed in the end and was able to get save number 25 thanks to a big catch by Mark Teixeira to end the game. The Yankees take the weekend series against Oakland 2-1. The only problem for the Yankees is that the Red Sox continue to roll. Boston beats Seattle 12-8 today, keeping the Yankees 3 games out of first place.
The Yankees start a series at home against to Mariners tomorrow.