Bartolo Colon, the Yankees' veteran pitcher and embodiment of struggle against the all-consuming void, pitched again on Saturday. Or did he? He came in on a three-game losing streak; the Yankees won; he is still on a three-game losing streak. His line: 6.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 7 K, 1 BB, 2 HR.
Colon was lifted in the top of the seventh, with the bases empty and the Yankees trailing 4-3, so Boone Logan could face Mark Teahen. The Yankees then scored three runs in the bottom of the inning. Colon, who threw 110 pitches, got no decision. Logan, who threw 6 pitches, got the win.
Since the end of July, Logan has thrown 8.2 innings in relief, throwing 122 pitches (69 percent for strikes), and has a 3-0 record. Colon has thrown 36 innings as a starter, throwing 602 pitches (68 percent for strikes), and his record is 0-3. So much time and toil, so little to show for it.