Posted by Andy on April 28, 2011
Bartolo Colon has put together a great season so far for the Yankees. First he filled in on long relief of Phil Hughes, who got hammered thanks to his dead arm, and now he's got Hughes' spot in the rotation.
Yesterday, Colon became the first pitcher in 2011 who's at least 37 years old to pitch 8 innings while allowing no more than 1 run:
|1||Bartolo Colon||37.338||2011-04-27||NYY||CHW||W 3-1||GS-8 ,W||8.0||7||1||1||1||6||0||99||65||69|
|2||Derek Lowe||37.104||2010-09-13||ATL||WSN||W 4-0||GS-8 ,W||8.0||6||0||0||0||12||0||105||66||82|
|3||Andy Pettitte||38.023||2010-07-08||NYY||SEA||W 3-1||GS-8 ,W||8.0||5||1||1||4||9||0||107||67||73|
|4||Jamie Moyer||47.216||2010-06-22||PHI||CLE||W 2-1||GS-8 ,W||8.0||2||1||1||1||5||1||107||66||78|
|5||Derek Lowe||37.001||2010-06-02||ATL||PHI||W 2-1||GS-8 ,W||8.0||6||1||1||1||7||0||119||73||72|
|6||Tim Wakefield||43.294||2010-05-23||BOS||PHI||W 8-3||GS-8 ,W||8.0||5||0||0||2||1||0||102||68||71|
|7||Jamie Moyer||47.170||2010-05-07||PHI||ATL||W 7-0||SHO9 ,W||9.0||2||0||0||0||5||0||105||71||88|
|8||Andy Pettitte||37.313||2010-04-24||NYY||LAA||W 7-1||GS-8 ,W||8.0||6||1||1||0||8||0||114||75||74|
Interestingly, when Colon was in camp with the Yankees, the reports all along were that his stuff looked great but his conditioning was poor. It makes me wonder how many more effective outings Colon has in him. I wouldn't be surprised if he breaks down before the All-Star game.