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Bartolo Colon | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (41) / 5/24/1973
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 283
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Bartolo Colon improved to 4-0 after limiting the Braves to three runs over six innings as the Mets won their 11th consecutive game on Thursday.
Colon allowed seven hits, walked none, and struck out five on the afternoon. Andrelton Simmons accounted for most of the damage, knocking in two of the Braves' three runs. Colon is quietly off to a terrific start for the surging Mets, sitting with a 2.77 ERA, a 0.88 WHIP, and a 23/1 K/BB ratio. The 41-year-old will look to stay unbeaten when he faces the Marlins in Miami next week. Apr 23 - 5:17 PM

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Bartolo Colon spun seven innings of one-run ball in a 4-1 win over the Marlins on Friday.

The Mets have won six straight for the first time since 2011. Colon scattered six hits while walking none and striking out five. The veteran right-hander gave up a solo homer to Giancarlo Stanton, but held the Marlins off the board the rest of the way. He even drove in a run with a sacrifice fly, giving him RBI in back-to-back games. He's doing it all. Colon is now 3-0 with a 2.25 ERA and 18/1 K/BB ratio in 20 innings across his first three starts. He'll look to remain undefeated next week with a start against the Braves at home.
Apr 17 - 10:31 PM

Bartolo Colon improved to 2-0 after yielding three runs over seven innings in a 4-3 victory over the Braves on Sunday.

Colon was victimized by a two-run triple from Andrelton Simmons in the second inning and a solo home run from Jonny Gomes in the seventh. It was otherwise a great outing for Colon, as he allowed only six hits, walked none, and struck out five. He also helped himself with an RBI single in the fourth inning. Colon, now 2-0 with a 2.77 ERA in his first two starts, will try to stay undefeated in his next start at home against the Marlins.
Apr 12 - 4:32 PM

Bartolo Colon struck out eight batters while spinning six frames of one-run ball in Monday's 3-1 victory over the Nationals.

Colon served up a longball to Bryce Harper in the fourth inning, but he gave up just two singles aside from that and issued only one walk. He was lifted for a pinch-hitter after throwing 86 pitches. The 41-year-old isn't your typical Opening Day starter, but Colon could deliver some deep league value in 2015. He'll take on the Braves in Atlanta this weekend.
Apr 6 - 7:38 PM

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Bartolo Colon will start against the Nationals on Opening Day.

An official announcement is expected Monday. It's a nice honor for the 41-year-old hurler who posted a 4.09 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 151/30 K/BB ratio across 202 1/3 innings in 2014. Jacob deGrom is expected to get the call for the Mets home opener the following week.
Mar 22 - 5:12 PM

Bartolo Colon was tagged for five runs and seven hits in two innings by the Rays on Sunday.

After a clean first start, Colon has given up eight runs in his last two outings. It looks like he's well on his way to finishing with a spring ERA over 5.00 for the fourth straight year.
Mar 15 - 5:37 PM

Bartolo Colon gave up three runs and five hits in three innings Tuesday in a loss to the Braves.

Freddie Freeman's three-run homer with two outs in the third ruined Colon's day. He was one out away from opening the spring with five consecutive scoreless innings.
Mar 10 - 3:49 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Saturday that he's deciding between Bartolo Colon, Zack Wheeler and Jacob deGrom for his Opening Day starter.

A report on Friday indicated that Colon was the favorite, but Collins isn't tipping his hand. "You’ve got a guy who won 15 games last year, one who pitched really well in the second half and the Rookie of the Year," Collins said. "We’ll have to see." The Mets will also feature Matt Harvey and Jon Niese in what should be a formidable rotation.
Mar 1 - 10:11 AM

Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports that the Mets are "strongly considering" Bartolo Colon for their Opening Day start against the Nationals.

Rubin says the club has narrowed their choices to Colon and one other unnamed pitcher. The Mets have said that Matt Harvey (elbow) will start one of the first five games of the season, but it would be asking a lot to give him the ball on Opening Day in his first start in over 17 months. Reigning National League Rookie of the Year Jacob deGrom is another option, but the Mets are likely to keep his innings at least relatively in check. Colon, who will turn 42 in May, would be the oldest Opening Day starter in Mets history.
Feb 27 - 10:11 AM

Ken Davidoff of the New York Post confirms that the Mets are "actively" looking to trade one of Bartolo Colon, Jon Niese, or Dillon Gee this offseason.

The Post's Joel Sherman was the first to report that the idea was being considered, and now Davidoff says the Mets have already engaged opposing clubs in talks. The Mets have a good amount of rotation depth for 2015 with Matt Harvey due back from Tommy John surgery and would like to free up some payroll for some other moves. Colon turns 42 years old next summer and is due $11 million in the final year of his two-year, $20 million deal. He seems like the best trade candidate if it's just going to be a salary dump.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 10:22:00 AM

Bartolo Colon picked up his 15th victory Sunday, holding the Astros to three runs over six innings in an 8-3 win.

He yielded eight hits, walked two and struck out four. Colon was up-and-down throughout the 2014 campaign but ultimately gave the Mets pretty much what they expected, posting a 4.09 ERA across 202 1/3 innings to go along with his 15 wins. He'll be back with an $11 million salary for next season.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 04:50:00 PM

Bartolo Colon fell to 14-13 after allowing four runs in six innings in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals.

Colon wasn't quite as mediocre as the four runs would suggest, as all three scored on a mistake, a home run by Adam LaRoche. Overall, Colon gave up five hits and walked three while striking out four. As his record and 4.08 ERA suggest, the 41-year-old's first season with the Mets has been a mix of good and bad. He'll close the book on his season at home on Sunday against the Astros.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 10:14:00 PM

Bartolo Colon surrendered 12 hits, but gave up only one run over 7 2/3 innings to earn his 14th win as the Mets handed the Marlins a 9-1 loss on Tuesday.

It's not often a pitcher can allow just one run to cross the plate while being taken for 12 hits, but Colon did just that. To his credit, he did not issue a walk and struck out seven. Colon is now 14-12 with a 4.02 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 143/25 K/BB ratio. He'll take on the Nationals in D.C. on Tuesday next.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 10:19:00 PM

Bartolo Colon struggled against the Nationals on Thursday, as he was taken for six runs (five earned) over three innings as the Mets fell 6-2.

Colon, now 13-12 on the season, was victimized early as Adam LaRoche slugged a two-run home run in the opening frame. The right-hander would give up another two-run bomb in the fourth to Anthony Rendon. Overall, Colon surrendered seven hits and a pair of walks while striking out two. He'll bring a mediocre 4.14 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 136/25 K/BB ratio into Tuesday's home start against the Marlins.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 11:04:00 PM

Bartolo Colon was ejected from Thursday's start against the Nationals after hitting Jayson Werth with a pitch.

The hit by pitch came directly after an Anthony Rendon homer and after Colon had allowed six runs -- five earned -- over three innings, so it certainly appeared intentional. Mets manager Terry Collins was also ejected after arguing.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 08:26:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Anthony Recker
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3B1David Wright
2Eric Campbell
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
3Cesar Puello
CF1Juan Lagares
RF1Curtis Granderson
2John Mayberry
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Dillon Gee
6Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Alex Torres
6Jerry Blevins
7Buddy Carlyle
8Sean Gilmartin
9Hansel Robles
10Erik Goeddel
11Bobby Parnell
12Josh Edgin