Free Bartolo!

There are crimes and there are tragedies, and while this is neither, Bartolo Colon was by far the Yankees’ best pitcher today (4 1/3 innings of relief, one run — which wasn’t exactly his fault — and five strikeouts), yet he gets the loss, while Phil Hughes (six runs in two innings) and Boone Logan (one run on two hits in two-thirds of an inning … both those hits coming from left-handers) simply get bloated ERAs. I’m aware that wins and losses, especially for relievers, aren’t the best statistics to determine how a pitcher performed, but still, : (

That was the first time I’ve used an emoticon in my LIFE (might be a lie).

— Brian Cougar

Free Bartolo!

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