OAKLAND, CA - MAY 30: Bartolo Colon #40 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on May 30, 2011 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Today, the Yankees jumped out to a first inning, 3 run lead, and Bartolo Colon kept up his end of the deal by continuing his 2001 impersonation.
Needing just 103 pitches to get 27 outs, Colon was masterful. Scattering just four hits (and zero walks), no Oakland baserunner managed to reach third, and the A's never really threatened to do much of anything. The Yankees bats helped Colon out with insurance runs in the 7th and 9th, so in a non-save situation, The Binder allowed him to finish what he started.
Mark Teixeira led the way on offense, with a first inning, 2-run homer, while Derek Jeter, Francisco Cervelli, and Robinson Cano each contributed an RBI of their own.
As a side note, I hope the Yankees don't take this hats as their good luck charm. They're not so bad...at least the AL got blue (check out the Cubs in the red-billed hats).
Play of the Game: Tex's first inning 2-rum homer increased the Yankees chances of winning by 18.5%.
Quote of the Game: david d, talking about the Overstock.com Coliseum:
more like understocked, with talent.