Colon (8-5) served up a season-high six earned runs lasting just 4.1 innings and striking out just one in Wednesday's loss at the hands of the Cubs. Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo had Colon's number Wednesday, hitting a pair of home runs deep into the right field stands. Despite the rough outing at the hands of the NL's leading run-producing offense, the 43-year-old Colon still sports a 3.48 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP. He'll look to bounce back in his next start against the Cardinals at home next Tuesday.
Colon (8-4) gave up three runs (none earned) on four hits and two walks over 5.2 innings in Friday's 5-3 victory over the Phillies. He struck out four. The ageless right-hander was solid in his first second-half start, and had the luxury of being staked to a 4-0 lead entering the bottom of the sixth. A James Loney throwing error that allowed Odubel Herrera to reach safely set off an unfavorable chain of events for Colon in that frame, as Peter Bourjos tripled him home in the next at-bat. Colon subsequently gave up an RBI groundout to Maikel Franco and a run-scoring single to Cody Asche before exiting after 78 pitches. Despite the hiccup, it was a nice bounce-back outing for the 43-year-old after being tagged for 10 hits and six earned runs against the Nationals on July 7. He'll look to keep the positive momentum going in a matchup against the Cubs next Wednesday.
Colon will start the Mets' first game after the All-Star break, Friday against the Phillies, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Colon will be followed by Logan Verrett, Steven Matz, Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard. The Mets were looking to give Matz, deGrom and Syndergaard some additional rest and accomplish this by starting Colon and Verrett the first two games after the break.
Colon (7-4) allowed six runs on 10 hits while striking out two over 4.2 innings, but received no-decision Thursday against the Nationals. After allowing five of his six runs between the fourth and fifth innings, Colon left the contest with a two-run deficit, but the offense came up with three runs in the bottom of the fifth to take him off the hook for a potential loss. This was the first time he's allowed more than two runs in any of his last nine starts, and despite the poor outing, he still has a 3.28 ERA on the season. He'll make his next start after the All-Star break.
Colon (7-4) allowed two runs on four hits, struck out five and walked three in a 4-3 victory over the Cubs on Saturday. This was the first time Colon walked more than two batters in a start since May 18, but he was able to limit the damage because of just four hits. Colon threw 66 of his 100 pitches for strikes and induced 23 called strikes. The only runs he allowed were off a Kris Bryant homer. His next start will be Thursday versus the Nationals.