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Yankees At Athletics: Notes While Waiting For Game 2

The New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics continue their three-game series in Oakland this evening (10:05 p.m., YES). Freddy Garcia (3-4, 3.26 ERA) will pitch for New York and Brett Anderson (3-4, 2.84) will pitch for Oakland.

While you wait for first pitch Yankees fans, here are some links to keep you busy.

Bartolo Colon's Doughnut - Baseball Analytics Blog - MLB Baseball Analytics
Bartolo Colon of the Yankees pitched his first shutout since 2006 on Monday against the Athletics. Colon allowed just four hits and did not walk a batter. His kept his approach simple, throw his fastball and keep it away from batters. Eighty six of his 103 pitches came in as fastballs, varying in speed between 89 and 94 miles per hour. His location really did the trick, however.

What they're saying: Bartolo Colon | New York Daily News
More Teixeira: "He's really exceeding our expectations and he's been huge for us. If we didn't have him in our rotation, we'd be scrambling right now because this league is so tough, our division is so tough. Every night, we have to bring our A game."

Martin scratched from lineup with sore toe | News
Yankees catcher Russell Martin was scratched from Monday's 5-0 victory against the Athletics with soreness in his big left toe. Martin fouled a ball off his foot in Saturday's extra-inning loss to the Mariners at Safeco Field and did not play on Sunday, given the day game after a night game off.

Jones showing his value | The Lohud Yankees Blog
Two games said a lot about sample size and the potential impact of Andruw Jones.

One week ago, Jones’ job seemed to be in danger. If not in danger, certainly in question. He’d been brought to New York to hit against lefties, and he wasn’t hitting against anyone. He had only 50 plate appearances, but the early results were enough to wonder if Justin Maxwell might be a better right-handed outfield option.

Then Jones went 3-for-3 with two home runs on Wednesday. In his next start, he was 1-for-4 with a key three-run double on Sunday. Jones is hitting .268/.318/.610 against left-handers, which is exactly what he was brought here to do.

Next Game

New York Yankees
@ Oakland Athletics

Tuesday, May 31, 2011, 10:05 PM EDT Coliseum

Freddy Garcia vs Brett Anderson

Partly cloudy. .Winds blowing out to center field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 60.


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