The New York Yankees rode a masterful performance by Bartolo Colon to victory as they defeated the White Sox 3-1. With the win, the Yankees move to 13-9 on the young season. This was by far the best pitching performance for the Yankees this year.

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Recap

Both pitchers threw awfully well tonight, both making it at least seven innings. However, Bartolo Colon had the last laugh:

IP H R ER K BB
Buehrle 7 6 3 3 5 2
Colon 8 7 1 1 6 1

 

Bartolo Colon was both efficient and effective tonight. He got into trouble in the second and sixth innings, but he still managed to escape them with only one run allowed. In the seventh and eighth innings, he threw a total of 16 pitches (eight in each). When Colon was signed this offseason, you knew the Yankees were going to get one of two things: a hard-throwing righty who can go the distance, or a shell of his former self who cannot keep his weight down. Tonight, we got the hard-throwing righty. Mariano Rivera came in to close out the ninth and snapped his streak of blown saves.

Robinson Cano provided the only offense the Yankees would need in the first inning with a three-run home run that was an absolute laser to right field. After that, Mark Buehrle shut down the Yankees for six frames, but Bartolo was just too dominant tonight.

Key Stats

3,000 Watch: Derek Jeter finished today with 2,948 career hits

The past five starts for Yankee pitchers have all lasted at least six innings.

The last time Bartolo Colon went eight innings? Try September 18, 2007 with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Tonight’s game only took two hours and fifteen minutes.

What’s Next?

The Yankees and White Sox finish their four-game series at the Bronx tomorrow night. First pitch is at 7:05.

7:05 PM, YES. Edwin Jackson (2-2, 4.88 ERA) vs. CC Sabathia (1-1, 2.73 ERA)