Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon allowed three runs on five hits and a walk while striking out just one batter over 6 1/3 innings against the Braves on Wednesday. Colon entered the seventh inning with a 2-0 lead, but he proceeded to load the bases with one out before being yanked for reliever Addison Reed, who proceeded to give up a pair of hits that brought home all three inherited runners. Colon continues to get by mostly thanks to his veteran wiles, as he's remarkably given up three or fewer (usually fewer) runs in each of his last six outings, and yet he's struck out just seven batters in his last four starts combined.
Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon (14-12) took the loss Wednesday against Miami, allowing three runs on seven hits and awalk through 5 2/3 innings. He also struck out two. This game looked like an unlikely pitchers' duel between Colon and Adam Conley for three innings, but solo homers in the fourth and fifth followed by a sixth-inning rally changed the script. Colon hadn't lost a game since Aug. 9 in Tampa Bay, and he hadn't allowed more than two runs in an outing since his Aug. 21 start in Colorado. He'll have a great opportunity to get back on the right track in his next start, Tuesday against the Braves' league-worst offense.
Mets starter Bartolo Colon was excellent once again on Thursday, as he held the Braves to two runs on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings. Colon walked one and struck out two and also went 1 for 3 with an RBI, as the Mets rolled over the Braves 7-2. Colon (14-11, 4.13 ERA) shutout the Braves over the first six innings, increasing his scoreless streak to 31 games. But he ran in to trouble in the seventh inning, when he allowed three consecutive hits, leading to a pair of runs to score. Nevertheless, the Mets provided Colon with plenty of run support, as he picked up his 14th win. Colon has now won three straight starts and four of his last five.
Bartolo Colon was magnificent on Saturday, tossing the Mets' first complete game of the season. Colon went the distance, blanking the Marlins all the way in the 7-0 victory. Colon gave up nine hits, struck out two and did not walk a batter. He needed an even 100 pitches to finish what he started. Colon (13-11, 4.18 ERA) was superb in this one. He did a good job of getting timely double plays to avoid any big innings, and he was able to keep a low pitch count throughout the evening. This was the 13th shutout of Colon's long career. He extended his current scoreless streak to a career-high 25 innings, as he hasn't given up a run in his last three starts (and one relief appearance).
The Mets will open their three-game series at Miami on Friday with Jacob deGrom on the mound, the team announced Wednesday. The team will then turn to Bartolo Colon for Saturday's game with Steven Matz concluding the series Sunday.