Game 62: Yankees 4, Indians 0

Mitch Talbot is not amused after being tossed.

Another game, each which its own story, but the result is the same: no offense, no win.

LGFT Bartolo Colon dominated his former team, allowing just 2 hits and a walk in 6.2 innings. The only reason he didn't take the game to Mariano Rivera was that he injured his hamstring covering first base. His exit (and probable DL stint) will help whoever will be playing the Yankees in his absence. The Indians couldn't take advantage of his absence, especially in the eighth inning. Jack Hannahan and Lou Marson singled to begin the inning, but the top three of the order (Brantley, Asdrubal, Sizemore) all struck out.

Mitch Talbot also left early, but it wasn't due to either injury or ineffectiveness. Two batters after giving up his second run of the game (a Curtis Granderson home run), he hit Alex Rodriguez on the leg. The home plate umpire immediately ejected Talbot, using some bizarre logic. Carmona throwing towards Mark Teixeira's head on Friday is one thing, but Rodriguez getting hitting in the leg (and due to Talbot slipping) is quite another. The Yankees had already scored a couple runs, so I guess it didn't matter.

Detroit would win later in the day, which means that the Indians no longer have sole possession of first place.


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via www.fangraphs.com


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