Bartolo Colon
SP NYM
5 days ago

Colon (11-7) gave up two earned runs on nine hits and a walk over 6.1 innings in Saturday's 9-5 victory over the Giants. He struck out five.

EDGE Analysis

The ageless righty fired 72 of his 103 pitches for strikes and impressively got ahead with first-pitch strikes on 23 of the 27 hitters he faced. Colon bounced back nicely after lasting only four innings against the D-backs in his last start and now has quality starts in three of his four trips to the mound in August. He'll look to extend the positive momentum on Friday versus the Phillies.

Bartolo Colon
SP NYM
2 weeks ago

Colon (10-7) allowed five runs (but just two earned) on nine hits and two walks with one strikeout over four innings against Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

Colon wasn't helped by his defense, but he also wasn't fooling Diamondbacks hitters. He managed just two swinging strikes on 81 pitches and was tagged for four extra-bases, including a Paul Goldschmidt triple. The Diamondbacks are the only one of the 30 major league teams Colon has yet to beat in his career, and he'll have to wait to nab that elusive win. On the bright side, Colon hasn't allowed more than two earned runs in any of his three August starts and hasn't allowed a home run in 17.2 innings.

Bartolo Colon
SP NYM
2 weeks ago

Colon threw seven solid innings Wednesday, allowing just one run on seven hits and a walk while fanning eight Diamondbacks hitters and earning a no-decision.

EDGE Analysis

Despite the strong effort, Colon was in line for the loss until the ninth inning when Kelly Johnson hit a pinch-hit, game-tying home run. Colon has been either very good or very bad of late, allowing five or more runs three times in his past seven starts, but allowing one or no earned runs in the other four. But on the whole, Colon has been a solid performer for the Mets, posting a 3.35 ERA over 23 starts. Colon should get a pair of road starts next week, first in Arizona and then in San Fransisco.

Bartolo Colon
SP NYM
3 weeks ago

Colon (10-6) held the Yankees to a single run on six hits over 6.2 innings in Thursday's 4-1 win. He struck out one and didn't walk anyone.

EDGE Analysis

The 43-year-old wonder knew he had to keep the ball on the ground as a righty in Yankee Stadium, and he did just that, generating a dozen grounders. Colon's been on the every-other-start plan lately -- over his last seven outings, he's alternated wins and blowups. There's not a lot of middle ground there, so fantasy owners who roll out Colon know they're taking a calculated risk that he'll deliver one of his good outings. He next starts Wednesday against the Diamondbacks, an imposing foe.

Bartolo Colon
SP NYM
4 weeks ago

Colon (9-6) tossed five innings, allowing five runs, seven hits and one walk while striking out four in Friday's loss to the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

Coming off one of his best performances of the year in his last start against the Cardinals (one earned run in seven innings), Colon laid a dud Friday against a Rockies team that has given him fits throughout the big righty's career. It looked as if he was locked in after not allowing a hit through 3.1 innings, but things came unhinged when he gave up three runs in a blink of an eye during the fourth. After a fantastic June (1.67 ERA in five starts), Colon finished up July with a 5.51 ERA over six starts, his worst ERA of any month this season. He'll look to rebound Thursday when he makes his next start at Yankee Stadium.

Bartolo Colon
SP NYM
1 month ago

Colon (9-5) allowed just one run on three hits and struck out eight through seven innings in a win Tuesday over the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Not only did Colon toss a gem, he managed to escape with only 87 pitches thrown, which could be critical given his next start Saturday against the Rockies will come on just three days rest. Colon was ultra efficient, as he tossed 65 strikes out of those 87 pitches. He simply pounded the zone -- he needed just seven swinging strikes to generate his eight strikeouts, which is sometimes how it has to be done with a fastball like Colon's -- just 87.8 mph on average.

Bartolo Colon
SP NYM
1 month ago

Colon will start Saturday on short rest against the Rockies, Newsday's Marc Carig reports.

EDGE Analysis

It seemed that the Mets would have to call upon a spot starter for Saturday's game following Monday's postponement and Tuesday's subsequent doubleheader. However, the lack of effort in Colon's delivery will allow him to take the ball Saturday on three day's rest at home against the Rockies. It may not be the ideal time to deploy him in daily leagues, given the matchup and the fact that he won't be on normal rest, but those who have been using Colon in season-long formats can continue to do so.

Bartolo Colon
SP NYM
1 month ago

Colon (8-5) served up a season-high six earned runs lasting just 4.1 innings and striking out just one in Wednesday's loss at the hands of the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo had Colon's number Wednesday, hitting a pair of home runs deep into the right field stands. Despite the rough outing at the hands of the NL's leading run-producing offense, the 43-year-old Colon still sports a 3.48 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP. He'll look to bounce back in his next start against the Cardinals at home next Tuesday.

Bartolo Colon
SP NYM
1 month ago

Colon (8-4) gave up three runs (none earned) on four hits and two walks over 5.2 innings in Friday's 5-3 victory over the Phillies. He struck out four.

EDGE Analysis

The ageless right-hander was solid in his first second-half start, and had the luxury of being staked to a 4-0 lead entering the bottom of the sixth. A James Loney throwing error that allowed Odubel Herrera to reach safely set off an unfavorable chain of events for Colon in that frame, as Peter Bourjos tripled him home in the next at-bat. Colon subsequently gave up an RBI groundout to Maikel Franco and a run-scoring single to Cody Asche before exiting after 78 pitches. Despite the hiccup, it was a nice bounce-back outing for the 43-year-old after being tagged for 10 hits and six earned runs against the Nationals on July 7. He'll look to keep the positive momentum going in a matchup against the Cubs next Wednesday.

Bartolo Colon
SP NYM
1 month ago

Colon will start the Mets' first game after the All-Star break, Friday against the Phillies, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Colon will be followed by Logan Verrett, Steven Matz, Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard. The Mets were looking to give Matz, deGrom and Syndergaard some additional rest and accomplish this by starting Colon and Verrett the first two games after the break.