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Bartolo Colon | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (42) / 5/24/1973
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 283
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Bartolo Colon pitched eight innings of one-run ball in losing to the Dodgers on Thursday.
On May 25, Colon was 7-3 with a 4.72 ERA. Two months later, he's 9-9 with a 4.60 ERA. The Mets have scored a total of four runs in his last six starts, during which time Colon is 0-5 despite turning in three quality starts. Jul 23 - 9:49 PM

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Bartolo Colon was hammered for seven runs over 4 1/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Cardinals.

Colon had nothing from the jump on a hot, humid night at Busch Stadium. He gave up four runs in the first inning on a string of singles, doubles, and a hit-by-pitch. And then the Cardinals poured on four more in the bottom of the fifth. Colon, 42, owns a 4.86 ERA in 18 starts this season.
Jul 18 - 10:28 PM

Bartolo Colon gave up three runs (two earned) in six innings, taking the loss on Tuesday versus the Giants.

The Giants used outs to plate two runs in the third inning, and Hunter Pence added an RBI single in the fifth. Overall, Colon allowed 10 hits, walked none, and struck out four. The 42-year-old is having a subpar season, carrying a 4.46 ERA with a 1.23 WHIP and an 83/11 K/BB ratio in 105 innings. Colon will kick off the second half of the season in St. Louis against the Cardinals in his next start.
Jul 8 - 1:16 AM

Bartolo Colon shut out the Cubs for seven innings, striking out eight, in a no-decision Wednesday.

It's the first time this season that Colon has gone without allowing a run. It's also the first time in 16 starts that he's gotten a no-decision. He's 9-6 with a 4.55 ERA.
Jul 1 - 10:50 PM

Bartolo Colon was handed a loss after giving up four runs in six innings to the Brewers on Wednesday.

The Brewers put their first four batters of the game on base en route to scoring two runs. Colon allowed 10 hits overall while walking one and striking out three. One could argue the veteran was fortunate to give up only the four runs. He now stands with a disappointing 4.89 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and 71/10 K/BB ratio over 92 innings. Colon will look to get back in the win column with next week's home start against the Cubs.
Jun 24 - 10:49 PM

Bartolo Colon was tagged for seven runs -- six earned -- in 4 1/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

Colon's ERA is back up to 4.81. That 6-1 start is no longer obscuring just how mediocre he's been. His ERA is half a run higher than that of much-maligned teammate Jon Niese.
Jun 18 - 10:32 PM

Bartolo Colon held the Braves to two runs over six innings in Friday's 5-3 win.

Colon is now tied with Gerrit Cole and Felix Hernandez for the major league lead with nine wins. He struck out six and scattered six hits while issuing two intentional walks and hitting a batter. And because we're sure you're curious, he went 0-for-2 at the plate. The 42-year-old wonder owns a 4.41 ERA and 64/8 K/BB ratio in 81 2/3 innings over his first 13 starts this season. He has a tough assignment coming up next week against the Blue Jays in Toronto.
Jun 12 - 10:31 PM

Bartolo Colon earned his eighth win of the season after limiting the Marlins to three runs over seven innings of work on Sunday.

Colon also helped his own cause with an RBI double to center field, breaking a 1-1 tie in the second inning. He gave up six hits overall, walked none, and struck out two. It was his best start in nearly a month. The effort lowers Colon's ERA to 4.72 with a 1.17 WHIP and a 54/5 K/BB ratio in 68 2/3 innings. He'll look for his ninth win in a road start versus the Diamondbacks.
May 31 - 4:09 PM

Bartolo Colon held the Phillies to three runs in six innings Monday in the Mets' 6-3 victory.

Colon walked two and gave up six hits, but only one of those hits -- a Freddy Galvis double -- went for extra bases. Colon fanned six Philadelphia hitters and is now 7-3 with a 4.82 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 52/5 K/BB ratio in 61 2/3 innings this season. The big man remains a strong matchup-to-matchup fantasy starter, and he has a pretty good one at home against the Rockies on Sunday.
May 25 - 4:32 PM

Bartolo Colon was hit hard by the Cardinals in Wednesday's loss, serving up nine runs (eight earned) in 4 1/3 innings.

Colon issued a walk to Matt Carpenter in the fourth inning, which is only notable because it's only the second walk he had allowed on the season and his first since his Opening Day start. He finished having issued two free passes while allowing 11 hits (including two home runs) and striking out four. Colon now has a poor 4.85 ERA with a 1.19 WHIP and a 46/3 K/BB ratio over 55 2/3 innings. He'll try to bounce back at home versus the Phillies in his next start.
May 20 - 10:45 PM

Bartolo Colon was knocked around for six runs (five earned) over five innings in a loss to the Brewers.

Colon didn't get much help from his defense, but the Brewers didn't have any problem squaring him up, either. He gave up seven hits, including two long home runs. On the bright side, he didn't walk a batter and still owns an incredible 42/1 K/BB ratio over 51 1/3 innings. He'll try to bounce back next week against the Cardinals.
May 15 - 9:48 PM

Bartolo Colon improved to 6-1, allowing four runs in six innings against the Phillies on Sunday.

Colon wasn't his sharpest, but the Mets provided him just enough run support to pick up his MLB-leading sixth win. He allowed eight hits, walked none, and struck out six. His numbers on the season are quite good, owning a 3.30 ERA with a 0.99 WHIP and a 40/1 K/BB ratio in 46 1/3 innings. Colon will try for win number seven to kick off a weekend homestand against the Brewers.
May 10 - 4:46 PM

Bartolo Colon pitched effectively into the eighth inning, earning his fifth win of the season to help the Mets take down the Orioles on Tuesday.

Colon was working on a shutout until Manny Machado lifted a solo home run to left-center with one out in the eighth inning. He got one more out, then was taken out of the game. The right-hander scattered six hits in total while issuing no walks and striking out nine. The 41-year-old has been in top form through six starts, sporting a terrific 2.90 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and a 36/1 K/BB ratio in 40 1/3 innings. Colon will go for win number six at Wrigley Field against the Cubs next.
May 5 - 9:36 PM

According to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, the Mets no longer plan to trade Bartolo Colon.

Colon figured to serve as trade bait this summer for the Mets, but attitudes have changed now that the team is off to such a promising start. And maybe those attitudes will change again if the Mets begin to collapse. Colon, 41, has an impressive 3.31 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 25/1 K/BB ratio through 32 2/3 innings (five starts) this season. He's making $11 million in the final year of a two-year, $20 million deal.
Apr 30 - 9:42 AM

Bartolo Colon suffered his first loss of the season, surrendering four runs in 6 2/3 innings, as the Mets fell to the Marlins 7-3 on Wednesday.

Colon simply wasn't on his game the way he had been in his previous four starts with which he jumped out to a 4-0 record. He allowed a season-high nine hits and recorded a season-low two strikeouts. One positive, at least, was that he didn't issue any walks. Giancarlo Stanton did most of the damage, hitting a two-run home run in the first and adding an RBI single in the fifth. Colon will bring a 3.31 ERA, a 0.98 WHIP, and a 25/1 K/BB ratio in 32 2/3 innings into a home start against the Orioles next.
Apr 29 - 10:23 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Wilmer Flores
SS1Ruben Tejada
3B1Juan Uribe
2Daniel Murphy
3Kelly Johnson
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Michael Conforto
3Cesar Puello
CF1Juan Lagares
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Noah Syndergaard
6Steven Matz
7Rafael Montero
8Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Tyler Clippard
3Jenrry Mejia
4Bobby Parnell
5Carlos Torres
6Jerry Blevins
7Alex Torres
8Sean Gilmartin
9Hansel Robles
10Buddy Carlyle
11Erik Goeddel
12Josh Edgin