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Bartolo Colon Shines in First Start Since 2009, but Can He Continue?

past offseason, when Cliff Lee turned down the Yankees' offer for the Phillies and Andy Pettitte retired, the Yankees were left with very few options to fill their rotation.

Brian Cashman received a lot of heat, as he was forced to make several low-risk, high-reward signings. He had to sign Freddy Garcia and Bartolo Colon, who many had thought to be done in his career.

Colon had looked sharp in a few appearances out of the bullpen so far this season and on Wednesday night, due to Phil Hughes' "dead arm," Colon got to do something that he hasn't done since 2009: Start a major league game.

Sure enough, Colon did not disappoint, as he pitched 6.2 innings of two-run, five-hit ball and struck out seven batters in a 6-2 Yankees win over ...

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