The not-so-ageless Bartolo Colon was effective early in Tuesday’s game against the New York Yankees, but ultimately fell to 2-9 after he surrendered four runs in four innings. The Twins eventually lost 6-3 to even the series at 1-1 after the Twins beat the Yanks 4-2 on Monday.
So where does Colon go from here? To his credit, his command appeared fine. He had no walks and struck out three, yet allowed eight hits over four innings, including three extra-base hits. Phil Hughes is headed back to the disabled list, so, for the moment, Colon still has a job.
Jose Berrios gets the ball on Wednesday.
-Miguel Sano hit home run No. 22 on Tuesday. Beyond that, the clutch hitting was nowhere to be found after the Twins went 2-for-18 with runners in scoring position.
-Bad news for pitcher Hughes who is headed to the 60-day disabled list, which likely means he ends his season on the DL. The Twins made the move after he had a recurrence of thoracic outlet syndrome symptoms, according to MLB.com. He had surgery last season to a remove a rib that had caused nerve pressure on his right shoulder.
-The Twins won on Monday after Adalberto Mejia gave the Twins five good innings and limited the Yanks to just one run. Mejia also had no walks and four strikeouts. Relief pitcher Taylor Rogers got the win to improve to 5-1, while closer Brandon Kintzler recorded his 26th save.
-The Twins are still in second place in the American League Central, two games behind the Cleveland Indians.