Showing posts with label Bartolo Colon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bartolo Colon. Show all posts

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Preview : Game 17 - Atlanta Braves (11-5) at New York Mets (8-8) - E. Santana (1-0) vs Colon (1-2)

Preview: Game 17
Atlanta Braves (11-5) at New York Mets (8-8)

Pitching Probables - Ervin Santana (1-0) 0.64 ERA vs Bartolo Colon (1-2) 6.00 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 7:10pm


The Mets (8-8) were shell shocked to say the least, at home against Aaron Harang and the Atlanta Braves (11-5) as they one hit them in a 6-0 Braves win.

The Mets look to bounce back with RHP Bartolo Colon on the mound, who is 4-0 with a 1.20 ERA vs the Braves. The current Braves hitters are hitting .228 vs Colon in their careers. B.J. Upton, who was in the American League, has 29 career AB's vs Colon and is batting .308 with 1 HR and 5 RBI's.. Colon got his first win vs the Braves on April 8th in a 4-0 win. He went 7 innings, giving up 6 hits,  while K'ing 5. His last time out he was bothered by a bad back and only went 5 innings in a 14-2 loss in Anaheim...

The New York Mets. will have to face the Hot RHP Ervin Santana, who is 2-0 with 0.64 ERA. His 2014 numbers are similar at 1-0 with a 0.64 ERA. His first appearance in Braves uniform he faced the Mets at home going 8 innings in a 4-3 win.  His last start was in Philly (April 14th) going 6 innings, giving up 4 hits, 1 earned run, and struck out 11 Phillies in a No decision 9-6 win. The current Mets combined are batting only .218 vs Santana. Curtis Granderson, who has seen a lot of him is batting .256 (11 for 43) with 5 HR's and 9 RBI's. Leadoff hitter Eric Young Jr. is batting .429 (3 for 7) off Santana...

The Mets will have to grind this one out and see if Sir Bart's Back can hold down the hot hitting Braves..

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Lagares Update - Granderson Return? - More Recker - Seinfeld Night - Colon Back - Young Return

Mets News and Notes:

Juan Lagares, who underwent an MRI on Tuesday for his pulled right hamstring, believes the injury is not severe.

Lagares told the Star-Ledger that team trainers, briefed on the MRI results, believe it is only a one to two week injury.

Lagares is on the 15-day DL, so he will not be eligible to return until April 30. He departed Monday's game in the seventh inning.
After Anthony Recker homered and doubled in the Mets’ 5-2 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday, Terry Collins suggested he likely would begin giving the backup catcher more playing time.

Recker lifted his average to .286 (4-for-14) with two walks. He has homered in two of his three starts behind the plate.

Meanwhile, Travis d’Arnaud is hitting .154 (6-for-39) with one homer and two RBIs.
Curtis Granderson literally offered a thumbs up in the clubhouse when asked how his first action since being forced from Monday's game went.

Granderson, pinch-hitting for Dillon Gee in the eighth, grounded out to second base in the Mets' eventual 5-2 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

He had departed Monday's game in the sixth inning with bruises to his left wrist, ribs and knee after colliding with the outfield wall earlier in that game.

Terry Collins expects Granderson will return to the starting lineup Friday, when the Mets open a series at Citi Field against the Atlanta Braves.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Preview: Game 12 - New York Mets (5-6) at Anaheim Angels (5-6) - Colon (1-1) vs Wilson (1-1)

Preview: Game 12
New York Mets (5-6) at Anaheim Angels (5-6)
Pitching Probables - RHP Bartolo Colon (1-1 - 2.01 ERA) vs LHP C.J. Wilson (1-1 - 4.61 ERA)
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - 3:35PM


The New York Mets look to take the rubber game of the 3 game set from the Angels and it would mark their third straight series win. The Mets also have not seen the .500 mark all season, same goes for the Angels.  The Mets will have to face LHP C.J. Wilson to accomplish that. Only five current Mets have faced him and they only are batting a career .139 off him. Curtis Granderson has 16 AB's vs Wilson and batting .188 vs him. The Mets will have to use Andrew Brown (prob DH) and Josh Satin (1B)  to counter the odds. Career against Wilson, Right hand hitters are batting .252 and lefties are batting .192 off him. Wilson won the last time out (9-1) vs the Astros on the April 7th, he went 8 innings, gave up 4 hits, and 7 K's . He threw 120 pitchers, 71 for strikes.

The Mets will send veteran RHP Bartolo Colon to the hill,  who seems to be a strike throwing machine these days.. His last game he won (4-0) and he threw 101 pitches, 70 for strikes. He also went 7 innings, gave up 6 hits, no runs, and K'd 5. In two starts, he has pitched 211 pitches and 145 of them were for strikes.  That's 69%... Colon knows the Angels far too well. In his career he is 12-6 with a 3.16 ERA vs the Angels. That is over 23 starts. This Group of Angels have had some success against Bartolo. The collectively bat .267 with 4 HR's and 17 RBIs. Mike Trout has two career HR's vs Colon.  Albert Pujols and Raul Ibanez have one HR each off Colon in their careers.  Back to Trout, he owns Colon batting .500 (not a misprint) 7 for 14 off him.

It's going to interesting if Bartolo Colon can baffle the Angels or Blunder in Anaheim. Should be a high scoring affair, but maybe not?.... LGM!

My Gut Mets Predicted lineup:

  1. Eric Young Jr. - LF
  2. Daniel Murphy - 2B
  3. David Wright - 3B 
  4. Andrew Brown - DH
  5. Curtis Granderson - RF 
  6. Josh Satin - 1B
  7. Juan Lagares - CF
  8. Travis d'Arnaud - C
  9. Ruben Tejada - SS

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Preview: Game 2 - Nationals at Mets - Gonzalez vs Colon

Preview - Game 2
Washington Nationals (1-0) vs New York Mets (0-1)
Pitching Probables  - Gio Gonzalez vs Bartolo Colon


The New York Mets look to win their first game of the year against the Washington Nationals. Bartolo Colon will have his first introduction to the Citi Faithful. Only three batters have faced Colon in the past...
that's why the Mets decided better to pitch him in a minor league scrimmage, instead of a normal spring game. The combined Average for batter are .250 against him. Nate McLouth could see action against him because he is batting .667 off him

The New York Mets will face the masterful,  Gio Gonzalez. The Mets have faced the likes of before and as a current team they are only batting .180 off him. Only four players are hitting over .300. Ike Davis is batting .333 with a HR, Ruben Tejada is batting .333, David Wright is batting .308 with a HR - Wright has hit the cycle off Gonzalez, and Chris Young (if he plays) is batting also .333 in three at bats. Those four players combine for 11 for 34 (.324) off him with 3 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR's and 4 RBI's. Interesting Note: Curtis Granderson has seen Gonzalez from the AL, he is only batting .125 off him (2 for 16) with a HR.

Should be a battle for the Mets....Especially if the Nats Jump out on top early

Batter/Pitcher Matchups Below:

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Mets News: Jon Niese and Bartolo Colon throw in minor league games

Mets News:

Jon Niese threw 4.1 innings against the Cardinals Single-A team Thursday on the backfields in St.Lucie. It was the first time he was in game action in ten days when he was forced to leave a game with elbow discomfort.

He threw 57 pitches in a scoreless effort, surrendering three hits and a walk while striking out three. He comfortably sat at 87-89 mph and topped out at 92 mph with his fastball.

Niese expects to repeat the minor-league activity in five days, upping his workload to 75 to 80 pitches. He then would fly to New York in advance of his expected activation from the disabled list for an April 6 start against the Cincinnati Reds.

Bartolo Colon also worked on a back field Thursday, but that was simply intended to have him avoid the Washington Nationals, whom he faces next week for real. Colon allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits and a walk in four innings.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Video: Bartolo Colon's Long Single


Bartolo Colon drove in Wilmer Flores from first and here is the video...

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Mets News: Jon Niese not a lock for opening day start

Mets News:

Jonathon Niese made his first start in spring training since being sent to New York for a MRI, which revealed no structural damage. He did not impress his manager Terry Collins at first, but settled down and pitched ok.

Niese pitched only two innings of work (50 pitches), gave up 6 hits, 4 runs, and 2 walks. His pitches according to Terry Collins were lifeless in the first inning only topping 79-81 MPH. In the second inning he reached the upper 80's and looked much better.

Jon Niese will have to convince the Mets hierarchy that he is ready in his next three starts to pitch opening day or the Mets might have to make an adjustment in the rotation by sending veteran Bartolo Colon or Dillon Gee as reported.

Niese links his sloppiness and velocity problems based on his mechanics and says with repetition he can overcome his problems to get better.

Only time will tell if Niese is ready to take the on March 31st in the opener, but right now it's all up in the air.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Mets News: Bartolo Colon and Jenrry Mejia expected to start in Vegas this weekend

Mets News:

The Mets are expected to start Bartolo Colon on Saturday and Jenrry Mejia on Sunday in Las Vegas, when they play a pair of split-squad exhibition games against the Chicago Cubs.

David Wright, Curtis Granderson, Travis d'Arnaud, Bobby Parnell, Juan Lagares, Wilmer Flores, Omar Quintanilla, Jacob deGrom, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Kevin Plawecki, Anthony Seratelli and Eric Campbell are among the other players expected to make the trip.

The Mets are partly playing in Vegas to support their Triple-A affiliate, although the primary reason is the big-league club is turning a profit on the trip.

The remainder of the Mets will remain in Florida for split-squad games Saturday against the Twins in Port St. Lucie and Sunday against the Cardinals in Jupiter.

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Mets News: Colon and Parnell scheduled to pitch Monday

Mets News:

Bobby Parnell and Bartolo Colon are scheduled for Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Miami Marlins in Port St. Lucie.

Parnell, returning from herniated disk surgery, had been slowed early in camp by a quadriceps issue.

Colon had a calf issue, but tossed three innings Thursday without issue.

Both will be making their 2014 Grapefruit League debuts.

Friday, March 07, 2014

Mets News: Bartolo Colon will make Spring Debut Monday

Mets News:

Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon pronounced himself fit to make his 2014 Grapefruit League debut on Monday against the Miami Marlins at Tradition Field after throwing a 3 inning intrasquad game.

Colon, slowed early in camp by a calf injury, tossed 54 pitches during Thursday's effort. He sat at 86-89 mph. The lone damage he surrendered came in the third inning, on a homer by David Wright.

Afterward, Colon indicated he was healthy, but dissatisfied with his location.

"I didn't accomplish what I wanted to accomplish, but I felt good," Colon said through an interpreter. "I just wanted to locate today and work on my pitches. The most important thing is I felt fine and that I'm working hard to make sure I'm ready for Opening Day."

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Mets News: Mets Face Some Injuries Early in Camp

Mets News:

Mets Starting Pitcher Jonathon Niese is being sent to New York for a MRI after complaining of shoulder pain.

Niese indicated that it's a precautionary thing to make sure everything is fine in the shoulder..

Niese landed on the disabled list June 21 with a partial tear in his left rotator cuff. He did not return until Aug. 11.

Manager Terry Collins indicated the issue appears to be in the triceps and not the shoulder. But Niese said: "I guess we will see what the MRI says."

Niese's shoulder, tender early in camp, flared up while throwing his latest batting practice session.

"Batting practice started and he felt fine," Collins said. "And then he threw his second 20 pitches the other day. He just said at the end of it, 'Geez, my arm's just dead. Like, it's dead.'

Also, Bartolo Colon is experiencing tightness in a calf and Eric Young Jr. has tightness in a side.

"He said he was fine," Collins said about Young. "He actually did extra work yesterday. But this time of camp, you just take precautions and make sure they don't push it too hard.

"So I just told Bartolo this morning, 'Hey, look, stay in and get some treatment.' He rode the bike all morning. He did all the stuff he always does. I just wanted to get him off his feet. And Eric wanted to be out there. I just said, 'You're going to play this weekend. Let's get ready for the weekend.'"

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Mets News: Mets sign Bartolo Colon, 2 Years - $20 Million contract

Mets News:

The Mets have signed 40 year old Bartolo Colon to a 2 year contract worth $20 Million Dollars.

This deal is contingent upon passing a physical.

I believe the Mets made a good signing here if Colon can stay healthy and he will also provide some presence for the younger pitcher on the staff..

Colon's Career Stats:
1997 24 CLE 4 7 5.65 19 17 1 0 94.0 107 66 59 12 45 66
1998 25 CLE 14 9 3.71 31 31 6 2 204.0 205 91 84 15 79 158
1999 26 CLE 18 5 3.95 32 32 1 1 205.0 185 97 90 24 76 161
2000 27 CLE 15 8 3.88 30 30 2 1 188.0 163 86 81 21 98 212
2001 28 CLE 14 12 4.09 34 34 1 0 222.1 220 106 101 26 90 201
2002 29 TOT 20 8 2.93 33 33 8 3 233.1 219 85 76 20 70 149
2002 29 CLE 10 4 2.55 16 16 4 2 116.1 104 37 33 11 31 75
2002 29 MON 10 4 3.31 17 17 4 1 117.0 115 48 43 9 39 74
2003 30 CHW 15 13 3.87 34 34 9 0 242.0 223 107 104 30 67 173
2004 31 ANA 18 12 5.01 34 34 0 0 208.1 215 122 116 38 71 158
2005 32 LAA 21 8 3.48 33 33 2 0 222.2 215 93 86 26 43 157
2006 33 LAA 1 5 5.11 10 10 1 1 56.1 71 39 32 11 11 31
2007 34 LAA 6 8 6.34 19 18 0 0 99.1 132 74 70 15 29 76
2008 35 BOS 4 2 3.92 7 7 0 0 39.0 44 23 17 5 10 27
2009 36 CHW 3 6 4.19 12 12 0 0 62.1 69 42 29 13 21 38

2011 38 NYY 8 10 4.00 29 26 1 1 164.1 172 85 73 21 40 135
2012 39 OAK 10 9 3.43 24 24 0 0 152.1 161 62 58 17 23 91
2013 40 OAK 18 6 2.65 30 30 3 3 190.1 193 60 56 14 29 117
16 Yrs 189 128 3.94 411 405 35 12 2583.2 2594 1238 1132 308 802 1950
162 Game Avg. 16 11 3.94 34 34 3 1 215 216 103 94 26 67 163
Provided by View Original Table
Generated 12/12/2013.
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