Bartolo Colon was masterful through 6.2 innings, but he strained his right hamstring covering first base and left the game. Colon struck out six, walked one, and only allowed two hits. The severity of the injury is unknown, but the Yanks can’t seem to catch any breaks. A-Rod (13), Curtis Granderson (20), and Mark Teixeira (19) all homered in the win as the Yankees improved to 35-27.

Down Goes Big Bart

Recap

Even when the Yankees win, something bad seems to over shadow the win. Yesterday, the Yankees learned that they lost Joba for the year. Today, they lost Bartolo Colon for at least 15 days. The burly righty went down today with a strained right hamstring as he went to cover first base. Colon had to be helped off the field by trainer Gene Monohan. Colon did earn the win today, improving to 5-3 on the season with a 3.01 ERA, but this may have been the last we see of Big Bart. Colon was given a minor league contract in the Spring Training and pitched so well, completely surpassing expectations. It carried over to the regular season and Colon gave the Yankees way more than they thought they’d get. We’ll see what happens, but the future looks bleak for BB.

The Yankees used three home runs to pace the offense. A-Rod got things going, smashing a solo blast in the fourth inning. He was hit by a pitch in his next at-bat, but Granderson and Teix joined the HR parade. Everyone’s waiting for A-Rod to get on an absolute hot streak and catch up to Teix and Grandy in the HR race.

After Colon exited, David Robertson came on in relief. Despite giving up three hits, Robertson K’d hitters for all four of his outs. Boone Logan came on in the ninth, tossing a perfect frame.

Key Stats

9 to go: Derek Jeter went 0 for 4, giving him five more games on the homestand to reach 3,000 hits.

2 CS: Brett Gardner got caught stealing twice today, once to second and third.

What’s Next?

The Yankees will look to keep up their winning ways.

Sunday, 1:05 PM: Josh Tomlin (7-3, 3.71 ERA) vs. Freddy Garcia (4-5, 3.86 ERA)