Results for tag: Bartolo Colon
Posted by: Jack Curry on May 19, 2011 at 01:03:56 PM

Our debate on who should pitch the ninth inning for the Yankees started in the seventh in Bob Lorenz’s office at the YES studios. Bob, who is superb at posing questions whether we are on- or off-camera, asked John Flaherty and me if we thought Bartolo Colon should stay in the game or if the Yankees should use Mariano Rivera in the inning that he usually owns.

Typically, this wouldn’t even have been a question for me. Rivera is the greatest closer of all-time, so he should get the ball like he always does. That is one of manager Joe Girardi’s easiest decisions. But because of the way Colon was pitching on Wednesday night, I hedged on that easiest of choices.

Once Bob floated the question, John fielded it first. The former Yankee, who has caught Rivera, reminded us how

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Posted by: Jack Curry on Apr 28, 2011 at 09:33:45 AM

If Bartolo Colon never made it out of Spring Training with the Yankees, if his quest to make the team failed and if he never fired another pitch in the Major Leagues, he wouldn’t have had any reason to be embarrassed. It had been a memorable ride, a career that included a Cy Young Award, 153 wins and five trips to the postseason.

But Colon wanted more. Colon wanted to remember what it was like to stand 60 feet, six inches away from the best hitters in the world and know that he could silence them. It is an intoxicating feeling, a feeling fueled with excitement and tension. It is a feeling that Colon kept chasing.

That long, lonesome chase has proven to be worthwhile for Colon. After making the Yankees as a reliever, Colon has slid into the rotation for the injured Phil Hughes and given

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