Thoughts, lists and other compulsive bits about baseball from comedian filmmaker television producer/Red Sox fan Paul Francis Sullivan....
feel free to call him “Sully.”
Thursday, July 14, 2011
It was a group effort of lousy pitching tonight in Toronto... and good news for the Red Sox.
Bartolo Colon was really awful in the first. Yeah, 5 of the first inning runs were unearned, but 3 earned runs in 2/3 of an inning is nothing to brag about.
That would be a 40.50 ERA stretched out to a season. I don't care which stat you use. That sucks.
The Yankees got 6 wins and a decent ERA out of Colon through the All Star break, which is more than anyone could have expected.
As the second half comes along, and his medical records are in, and the fact that he hasn't thrown 100 innings in a season since his Cy Young season 6 years ago is sitting in front of us, and the fact that he missed the entire season last year and at a fat 38, even stem cells might not keep him healthy... the carriage could be turning into a pumpkin.
He's let up 8 earned runs in his last 2 starts (6 1/3 innings pitched combined in those starts.)
Now the Yankees nearly came all the way back but fortunately for the Blue Jays, Red Sox fans and Yankee haters everywhere, the bullpen sucked almost as much as Colon did.
Seriously, if I told you the Yankees scored 7 runs on 14 hits including 2 Andruw Jones homers and saw Jose Bautista leave the game with an injury, you'd assume the Blue Jays got squashed.
Thanks to Ayala, Noesi, Logan and Mitre, it ended a Jays blow out.
A bad game? Or the Yankees pitching depth starting to get exposed?
Well find out.
All I know for the Red Sox? THE MAGIC NUMBERS IS 72!