Bartolo Colon SP NYM 5 days ago

Colon picked up his MLB-leading fourth win with six innings of three-run ball Thursday against the Braves. He struck out five, allowed seven hits and walked none.

Colon has simply been a revelation so far this year, as those four victories -- joined by a 2.77 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 23 strikeouts (with just one walk) in 26 innings -- have made him one of the National League's most valuable pitchers in April. Who saw that coming?

Bartolo Colon SP NYM 2 weeks ago

Colon allowed just one run on six hits, he did not walk a batter, and struck out five over seven innings of a 4-1 win against Miami Friday night.

The young guns in the Mets' rotation get most of the ink, but Colon is now 3-0 with a solid 2.25 ERA over his first three 2015 starts. He is typically efficient - he tossed 66 of 91 pitches for strikes in this one - so even though he isn't likely to keep up his current pace, he can be a productive part of a fantasy rotation.

Bartolo Colon SP NYM 2 weeks ago

Colon improved to 2-0, allowing three runs on six hits while striking out five over seven innings, in the Mets' 4-3 win over the Braves on Sunday.

Colon needed just 77 pitches to go the seven innings after tossing 86 on Opening Day. He also helped his own cause, driving in his first run since June 10, 2005.

Bartolo Colon SP NYM 3 weeks ago

Colon had a strong start to his season, earning the win on Opening Day by holding the Nationals to just one run over six innings of work.

Colon had a rough spring, posting a 7.02 ERA. However, he had his best stuff when the game counted, holding Washington to just three hits while striking out eight. His next start will come against Atlanta this weekend.

Bartolo Colon SP NYM 4 weeks ago

Colon completed a rough spring training by allowing three runs on six hits and a walk with two strikeouts Wednesday.

Colon had a 7.02 ERA in his four starts this spring. He is scheduled to start Opening Day for the Mets. Colon is making $11 million in the second year of the two-year, $20 million deal he signed in December 2013. If he struggles, the Mets may call on their minor-league depth to replace him in the rotation.

Bartolo Colon SP NYM 1 month ago

Colon will start Opening Day for the Mets against the Nationals, ESPN New York reports.

Colon was expected to be int he mix for the starting nod, and it appears the team will give him the nod. Unfortunately, he'll be matching up with either Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann or Max Scherzer for the Nationals, so it could require a superb outing for him to come away with the win.

Bartolo Colon SP NYM 2 months ago4 Comments

Colon may get the Opening Day nod against Washington, ESPN New York reports.

Nothing is set in stone yet, but the Mets are strongly considering having Colon get the honor. If Colon does get the start, he would be the oldest Opening Day starter in baseball since 2006 and the oldest in Met history.

Bartolo Colon SP NYM 7 months ago

Colon allowed eight hits and three earned runs in six innings against Houston on Sunday.

Colon, who had four strikeouts and two walks in the winning decision, threw 60 of his 90 pitches for strikes. Now 41-years-old, the right-hander finished the 2014 season with a 15-13 record to go with a 4.09 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 151:30 K:BB ratio in 202.1 innings.

Bartolo Colon SP NYM 7 months ago

Colon scattered 12 hits in allowing just one run in 7.2 innings to get the win in the Mets' 9-1 victory over the Marlins on Tuesday.

Colon was able to work in-and-out of trouble in lowering his ERA to 4.02 and up is record to 14-12. He will get at least one more start. as he tries to reduce his ERA under four on the season.

Bartolo Colon SP NYM 8 months ago

Colon tossed seven solid innings, allowing two earned runs on seven hits and a walk while picking up a couple of strikeouts in Friday's win over the Reds.

After surrendering six earned runs to the Phillies last time out, Colon bounced back nicely Friday night. Though it has certainly been an up-and-down campaign, the 41-year-old veteran's good performances have outweighed the bad here in 2014. That has been especially true in recent weeks, as Colon has now allowed two runs or less in 6 of his last 8 starts. He will be back on the hill Wednesday to take on the Rockies.