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212SportsWriterMike
09-23-2011, 07:00
More stem cells please!

That may be what the Yankees are thinking after another bad outing from Bartolo Colon. The Bombers have gotten all they could have hoped out of Colon this season, but could it be Colon is hitting a wall right before the playoffs?

Many have predicted this would happen and with two horrendous outings in a row, Colon may be worrying Yankees' fans about his future in the playoff rotation.

After all, Colon hasn't thrown this many innings since 2005.

For much of the season, Colon was thought to be the Yankees No. 2 starter. Since being held to that distinction, Colon has slowly moved himself down in the pecking order for the Yankees rotation.

He may now find himself as the fourth best starter behind Ivan Nova and Freddy Garcia. The fourth best starter in the Yankees' 2011 rotation isn't saying much considering he's ahead of Phil Hughes and A.J. Burnett.

It will be of vital importance what Colon does in his next start before the playoffs and that start alone could give a good insight as to the direction the Bombers will go in the playoffs.

Let's just hope Colon finds whatever it is he lost because if he doesn't, Yankees fans may find themselves cheering for A.J. Burnett as a starter in the 2011 playoffs.

Scary thought, isn't it?

@michaelmoraitis

Yankeesandjets8
09-23-2011, 17:19
Well we have seen that colon has not been good the last 3 starts. He is losing his velocity. Fatigue is also kicking into him.

Junior
09-24-2011, 10:12
He hit a wall awhile ago. Garcia stepping up means colon can have plenty of rest coming up in the post season