Bartolo through six strong innings

Coming off the worst start of his brief Yankees career, Bartolo Colon has rebounded to throw six strong innings so far tonight, allowing just one run n three hits and striking out eight as the Yankees take a 2-1 lead (Robinson Cano two-run HR in the third) into the seventh inning at the Trop. Colon couldn't get out of the first inning in his last start, allowing eight runs (three earned runs) to the Blue Jays in just 2/3 of an inning at the Rogers Centre on July 14. Although Joe Girardi wouldn't say so, it is likely the 38-year-old with a long history of shoulder and elbow problems was being watched closely tonight. So far, he has passed the audition.