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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
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Wednesday that the team is open-minded about bringing Bartolo Colon back as a reliever or insurance for the starting rotation.
Of course, this is assuming Colon is open to returning in such a role. Even though he'll be going into his age-43 season, he could get offers to start elsewhere. Colon posted a 4.16 ERA in 31 starts and two relief appearances during the regular season. He pitched exclusively out of the bullpen during the Mets' postseason run. Nov 4 - 11:58 AM

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Mets manager Terry Collins said Bartolo Colon is unavailable for Game 2 of the World Series against the Royals on Wednesday.

It's not a surprise after Colon threw 50 pitches over 2 1/3 innings in relief in Game 1 on Tuesday. However, Jon Niese is available one day after throwing 21 pitches in two scoreless innings of work.
Oct 28 - 3:58 PM

Bartolo Colon yielded three runs over five innings, losing his Tuesday start to the Phillies.

All three runs came on Darin Ruf's three-run homer in the first inning. Colon gave up eight hits, walked none, and struck out three in an otherwise solid outing. He's now 14-13 with a 4.18 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a 135/24 K/BB ratio over 193 2/3 innings. Colon has one regular season start remaining, which will come at home against the Nationals.
Sep 29 - 10:03 PM

Manager Terry Collins hinted that Bartolo Colon and Jon Niese might pitch out of the bullpen this week.

Neither will be a part of the team's postseason starting rotation so Collins is giving both a chance to acclimate to their new roles. The Mets are expected to go with a rotation of Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz when the playoffs open next week.
Sep 26 - 4:30 PM

Bartolo Colon allowed three runs in six innings, taking a no-decision in Wednesday's loss to the Braves.

Colon served up three singles before leaving with one out in the seventh inning. Reliever Addison Reed would allow all three inherited runners to score. Overall, Colon gave up five hits and a walk while recording one strikeout. He has a 4.15 ERA, a 1.23 WHIP, and a 132/24 K/BB ratio over 188 1/3 innings. The right-hander will start in Philadelphia against the Phillies next.
Sep 23 - 10:04 PM

Bartolo Colon suffered his 12th loss on Wednesday against the Marlins, giving up three runs in 5 2/3 innings.

Two of the three home runs came on solo home runs by Martin Prado in the fourth and J.T. Realmuto in the fifth. Justin Bour tacked on a sacrifice fly in the sixth. Colon allowed seven hits and a walk with two strikeouts in the effort. The right-hander holds a 4.15 ERA with a 1.24 WHIP and a 131/23 K/BB ratio over 182 1/3 innings. He'll face the Braves to wrap up a homestand next week.
Sep 16 - 10:17 PM

Bartolo Colon picked up his 14th win after allowing two runs in 6 2/3 innings Thursday against the Braves.

Colon had a shutout going until the seventh, when he allowed three straight hits to start the inning. Terry Collins left him in, and he bounced back to get two outs before Collins opted to go to a lefty to face Nick Markakis (which also worked out). Colon is 14-11 with a 4.13 ERA with the win tonight. He beat Shelby Miller, who fell to 5-14 with his 2.86 ERA.
Sep 11 - 1:02 AM

Bartolo Colon turned back the clock in Saturday's 7-0 win over the Marlins, tossing a complete game shutout.

It's not like Colon was striking out the universe, tallying just two on the evening. And it's not like he limited the hits, surrendering nine of them. He didn't allow a run, though, which is all that really matters. The 42-year-old has been on a roll of late, having thrown 24 consecutive scoreless innings in his last three starts. He'll look to make it four straight gems when he faces off with the Braves in his next start.
Sep 5 - 9:53 PM

Bartolo Colon picked up the win on Monday with eight scoreless innings versus the Phillies.

Colon improved on his seven scoreless innings against the Phillies on Wednesday. On Monday, he limited the opposition to only four hits and a walk while striking out nine in his strongest performance of the season. He'll bring a 4.42 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP, and a 125/21 K/BB ratio over 161 innings into a start in Miami against the Marlins.
Aug 31 - 9:38 PM

Bartolo Colon improved to 11-11 with seven shutout innings facing the Phillies on Wednesday.

The Phillies couldn't muster much of an attack against Colon, who scattered five hits and a pair of walks while striking out eight in the outing. It's the first time he'd dominated the woeful Phillies in three starts against them this season. Colon will carry a 4.68 ERA with a 1.29 WHIP and a 114/20 K/BB ratio over 152 innings into a home start against the Red Sox next.
Aug 26 - 10:48 PM

Bartolo Colon was chased after giving up seven runs over just 3 2/3 innings Friday against the Rockies.

Colon allowed nine hits, including three home runs. It was his shortest outing since August 7, 2013 as a member of the Athletics. It's worth noting that he was hit in the right wrist area with a pitch while he was attempting to bunt early in the game, so it could have contributed to his poor performance. Then again, it is Coors Field. Either way, he didn't stick around long enough for the victory. The 42-year-old now owns a 4.90 ERA on the year.
Aug 22 - 1:05 AM

Bartolo Colon threw a sharp game in a Friday no-decision against the Pirates, allowing just one run on five hits over seven innings.

Colon struck out seven and walked two on the evening. The only run to score against him came via a solo homer by Neil Walker in the very first inning. This is the second time in his last three starts that he's gone at least seven innings while allowing just one run. The veteran big man owns a 4.58 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 105/16 K/BB ratio over 141 1/3 innings and will take to the road against the Rockies in his next start.
Aug 14 - 11:14 PM

Bartolo Colon suffered his 11th loss of the season after giving up four runs in 6 2/3 innings to the Rays on Sunday.

John Jaso hit a game-tying two-run double in the fifth inning, then Richie Shaffer took Colon yard to break the tie in the seventh. The right-hander gave up nine hits overall, walking none and striking out none. His ERA moved up slightly to 4.76 with a 1.27 WHIP and a 98/14 K/BB ratio over 134 1/3 innings. Colon will toe the rubber at home against the Pirates in his next start.
Aug 9 - 4:10 PM

Bartolo Colon evened out his record at 10-10 with a win after limiting the Marlins to a lone run in eight innings on Monday.

The right-hander relented the run in his final inning when Christian Yelich ripped an RBI double, cutting into the Mets' 12-0 lead. Colon scattered seven hits overall, walked none, and struck out five. He's been very inconsistent this season, particularly lately, and owns a mediocre 4.72 ERA with a 1.27 WHIP and a 98/14 K/BB ratio over 127 2/3 innings. After winning for the first time since June 12, Colon will look to make it two in a row in Tampa Bay against the Rays next.
Aug 3 - 10:23 PM

Bartolo Colon was lit up for six runs and 10 hits in 2 1/3 innings by the Padres on Wednesday.

Colon fell to 0-6 in his last seven starts, though he's had three fine outings during the span. His rotation spot remains safe, at least until Steven Matz returns. Most likely, he'll bounce back just enough to keep it for the rest of the year.
Jul 29 - 11:40 PM

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3Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3Matt Reynolds
3B1David Wright
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LF1Michael Conforto
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RF1Curtis Granderson
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S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Noah Syndergaard
4Steven Matz
5Jon Niese
6Logan Verrett
7Zack Wheeler
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9Josh Smoker
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R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Hansel Robles
4Carlos Torres
5Sean Gilmartin
6Erik Goeddel
7Dario Alvarez
8Jenrry Mejia
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10Josh Edgin
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