Colon Gets First Win in Pinstripes

TORONTO (AP)—Bartolo Colon put his best foot forward in his first start with the New York Yankees, and wanted something to remember the occasion. Colon pitched into the seventh inning to earn his first win in two years and the Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-2 on Wednesday night.  “It’s very special for me,” Colon said through a translator. “The shoes that I wore today, I’m going to keep them as a memory.” Curtis Granderson homered for the AL East-leading Yankees, who won for the fifth time in seven games and remain the only major league team without consecutive losses this season.

How does Bartolo Colon still have a translator? Hasn’t the guy pitched in the bigs since 1997? Figure it out man! You can’t even say “It’s very special for me” in English? C’mon! Having said that, the guy pitched his heart out last night. With Phil Hughes going on the DL with a severe case of vaginitis, Colon has made the most of his opportunity. So far, Cashman is looking like a genius signing Colon and Garcia. Both have stepped up and showed us they still have plenty of innings left in the tank.  The Yanks head down to Baltimore this weekend for a three games series.

Colon as a Rookie in 1997

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