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Bartolo Colon | Starting Pitcher | #40

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (43) / 5/24/1973
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 283
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1993 / UDFA / CLE
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Bartolo Colon fired seven innings of one-run ball Tuesday to help the Mets defeat the Cardinals 3-1 in the second half of a doubleheader.
Colon kept the Cardinals off balance with his slider all night, yielding just three hits while striking out eight. He did not walk a batter. The one run St. Louis scored all evening came on a solo homer by Jedd Gyorko in the top of the second inning. Colon, 43, is now 9-5 with a 3.35 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 78/21 K/BB ratio in 115 2/3 innings this season. Jul 26 - 10:46 PM

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Bartolo Colon was hammered for six earned runs over 4 1/3 innings Wednesday as the Mets fell to the Cubs.

Addison Russell opened the game's scoring quickly with a two-run double off Colon in the bottom of the first inning. Anthony Rizzo then launched a pair of home runs against the 43-year-old Mets starter -- a solo shot in the third and a two-run blast in the fifth. Colon watched his ERA rise from 3.11 to 3.48. He'll face the Cardinals next.
Jul 20 - 5:22 PM

Bartolo Colon yielded three unearned runs over 5 2/3 innings Friday in a 5-3 win over the Phillies.

Colon retired the first 13 batters he faced and 16 out of his first 18, but things snowballed on him after a throwing error by James Loney in the sixth. Three runs eventually scored in the frame before Colon was pulled in favor of Hansel Robles, who managed to avoid further damage. The 43-year-old improved to 8-4 with the victory and since all of the runs were unearned Friday, his ERA now stands at 3.11 on the year. He’ll face the Cubs on the road next week.
Jul 15 - 10:39 PM

The Mets set their five-man rotation with Bartolo Colon starting against the Phillies on Friday.

In order starting with Friday's game against the Phillies, the Mets will toss out Colon, Logan Verrett, Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz and Noah Syndergaard. Colon was a late addition to the All-Star Game (replacing Madison Bumgarner), but did not pitch in the game itself. As for Syndergaard, the Mets have pushed him to the back of the rotation in order to allow him ample time to rest after coming down with a bit of arm fatigue just before the break. Matz and Syndergaard are slated to pitch the first two games of next week's playoff rematch with the Cubs.

Bartolo Colon has been added to the National League All-Star team as a replacement for Madison Bumgarner.

Bumgarner isn't going to pitch since he's slated to start Sunday. Colon put up a 3.28 ERA and 1.22 WHIP over 98 2/3 innings in the first half. There are no doubt more deserving options, but manager Terry Collins picked his guy. Plus, who doesn't love Bartolo?
Jul 8 - 3:52 PM

Bartolo Colon allowed six runs on 10 hits over 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision Thursday against the Nationals.

Both the 10 hits and six runs were season highs for Colon. It's indicative of the kind of first half he's had, as Colon still has a strong 3.28 ERA and 1.22 WHIP, even after Thursday's start, in 98 2/3 innings this year. The ageless wonder would do well to keep those numbers up in the second half.
Jul 7 - 11:59 PM

Bartolo Colon limited the Cubs to two runs over six innings to earn the win Saturday.

Colon surrendered just four hits and walked three on the evening, with Anthony Rizzo's two-run homer in the fourth accounting for all the scoring against him. Despite being larger than life -- figuratively, of course -- Colon continues to be one of the most unheralded performers this year, as he's now made seven consecutive starts, not counting an injury-shortened outing, of six innings or more allowing two runs or fewer. It all adds up to a 7-4 record with a 2.87 ERA and 1.17 WHIP. He'll close out his first half Thursday against the Nationals.
Jul 3 - 12:43 AM

Bartolo Colon said he's been dealing with left leg discomfort since a start against the Pirates on June 16.

It didn't seem to affect his performance Saturday against the Cubs (6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 5 Ks). For now, Colon will continue to pitch through the injury. He's had a terrific year so far with seven wins and a 2.87 ERA. Colon will make his last start before the All-Star break Thursday against Washington.
Jul 2 - 11:56 PM

Bartolo Colon (thumb) pitched well in Sunday's loss to the Braves, allowing one run on six hits over seven innings.

Colon was hit with a comebacker off the right thumb in his last start, but he showed no ill-effect from that injury on Sunday. The only run to score against the 43-year-old right-hander came home via a first-inning solo homer off the bat of Freddie Freeman. Assuming the thumb is good-to-go moving forward, Colon will carry a 2.86 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 58/14 K/BB ratio (88 innings) into a home start against the Cubs next time out.
Jun 26 - 5:40 PM

MLB.com's Anthony DiComo confirmed Bartolo Colon (thumb) will start Sunday's game against the Braves.

Colon left his last start early after taking a comebacker off his right thumb, but his status for Sunday was never in much doubt. The 43-year-old left the team briefly to attend his son's graduation in New Jersey but joined the team in Atlanta on Saturday. With Zack Wheeler's rehab from Tommy John surgery stalled, Colon's spot in the Mets' rotation should be safe for another month or two.
Jun 25 - 4:47 PM

Bartolo Colon (thumb) will throw a bullpen session on Thursday.

Colon had his last start cut short after taking a comebacker off his right thumb. However, he escaped with just a bruise and should be fine for his next start Sunday against Atlanta. The 43-year-old holds a steady 3.00 ERA across 81 innings this season.
Jun 23 - 4:20 PM

Bartolo Colon (thumb) is expected to make his next start Sunday against the Braves.

Colon left his start Tuesday against the Royals after taking a comebacker off his right thumb, but X-rays turned up negative and the swelling had mostly subsided by Wednesday morning. Colon, 43, has a 3.00 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 81 innings this season for New York.
Jun 22 - 10:38 AM

X-rays turned up negative on Bartolo Colon's right thumb.

Colon was struck in the thumb by a Whit Merrifield liner in the first inning of his start Tuesday night against the Royals, but he escaped that scary scene with a contusion. The big right-hander will be reevaluated later this week. He shouldn't need a 15-day disabled list stint.
Jun 21 - 7:37 PM

Bartolo Colon was lifted in the first inning of his start Tuesday against the Royals after taking a Whit Merrifield line drive off his right wrist.

Merrifield was the very first batter of the game and launched a screamer back at Colon, who looked to be grabbing at both his wrist and thumb as he made his way off the field. Hansel Robles took over with one out in the top of the first. Colon is likely undergoing X-rays.
Jun 21 - 7:17 PM

Bartolo Colon will start against the Royals on Tuesday.

Colon was previously scheduled to start Wednesday, but the Mets decided to flip him with Noah Syndergaard. The veteran right-hander allowed two runs over 7 2/3 innings in his last start last Thursday against the Pirates and owns a 3.01 ERA on the year.
Jun 21 - 2:14 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
1B1Lucas Duda
2James Loney
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
3B1David Wright
2Wilmer Flores
LF1Brandon Nimmo
2Alejandro De Aza
3Kelly Johnson
CF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Juan Lagares
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jacob deGrom
2Noah Syndergaard
3Steven Matz
4Bartolo Colon
5Logan Verrett
6Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Jim Henderson
4Jerry Blevins
5Hansel Robles
6Antonio Bastardo
7Erik Goeddel
8Seth Lugo
9Jenrry Mejia