Bartolo Colon SP NYM 1 week 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.

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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 6 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 6 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 7 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.

Bartolo Colon SP NYM 7 months ago

Colon allowed six runs on nine hits in 5.1 innings in the Mets' 7-2 loss to the Phillies on Saturday.

Colon was rolling, shutting out the Phillies through four before Marlon Byrd homered leading off the fifth. It fell apart for Colon in the sixth, as he allowed singles to six of the first seven batters he faced before getting pulled. Unless a team makes a last minute offer to the Mets, it looks like Colon will remain with the team for the remainder of 2014, but possibly get dealt this off-season.

Bartolo Colon SP NYM 7 months ago

Colon is drawing trade interest after clearing revocable waivers but the Mets' ability to deal him may depend on how much of next year's $11-million salary they are willing to cover, Andy Martino of the NY Daily News reports.

The Dodgers, Royals and Angels are all believed to have varying degrees of ingest in Colon. The Mets reportedly are willing to lay up to $2 million of his 2015 salary, though that might not be sufficient enough to make a deal or get an attractive enough package to warrant trading him as opposed to the off-season. Colon is slated to start Saturday, which may depend on how close the Mets are to dealing him with the trade deadline to be eligible for the post-season Sunday.

Bartolo Colon SP NYM 7 months ago

Colon allowed two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out five in six innings in the Mets' 11-3 win over the Dodgers.

Colon earned his 12th win of the year in the start. He has now put together three straight quality starts, allowing four runs total. His ERA moved to 3.82 after the strong outing. He'll be back on the mound Saturday against the Phillies.

Bartolo Colon SP NYM 7 months ago

Colon was reinstated from the bereavement list Friday.

The right-hander has rejoined the Mets after spending several days away with his critically ill mother, and is listed as the probable starter for Sunday's series finale against the Dodgers. Colon has turned in quality starts in four of his last five turns, with the lone hiccup being a six-run outing against the Giants on Aug. 3.

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Colon (personal) will be placed on the bereavement list, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.

Colon was scratched from Monday's start to spend time with his ailing mother, who is dealing with a critical illness. The Mets will give Colon all the time he needs to take care of things on the personal front, with Carlos Torres temporarily taking his spot in the rotation and Gonzalez German coming up from Triple-A Las Vegas to take his spot on the active roster.