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Colon does it all, leads Mets past Miami for 6th win in row

NEW YORK (AP) Bartolo Colon hit a tying sacrifice fly for his second RBI in two starts, later pounced off the mound to make a key play, and pitched the New York Mets past the Miami Marlins 4-1 Friday night for their sixth straight win. Colon (3-0) gave up Giancarlo Stanton's second homer of the series in the first inning, then allowed just five more hits through seven to win his...
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New York Mets: on a roll and balancing roster

Following a .500 road trip to begin the season, the New York Mets have returned home to Citi Field and shown fans that this is not the same team as in years past. They’ve won 5 straight games for the first time since 2013, sit alone in first place for the first time since 2012 and managed a sweep of archrival Chase Utley and the Phillies. And there’s more. There were some hard...
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The Never-Ending Saga of Bartolo Colon

How much longer is the road going to be for Bartolo Colon? Many of us sitting here could have rationally assumed a surgical procedure in 2010, one which used “fat and bone marrow stem cells from Colon” injected back into his elbow, would have spelled the end. He didn’t throw a pitch that season but that was nothing new for the right-handed starter. From 2006–09, he didn’t...
Via The Sports Post
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Bartolo Colon loses helmet, breaks bat while hitting RBI single (Video)

New York Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon lost his helmet and broke his bat while hitting an RBI single during the fourth inning of Sunday's game in Atlanta. It was Colon's first RBI since June 10, 2005. Colon pitched seven innings and earned the win as the Mets beat the Braves 4-3, but his RBI single was what everyone was talking about after the game. Things are always interesting...
Via Holdout Sports
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WATCH: Bartolo Colon drives in a run, helmet falls off

New York Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon isn’t exactly known for his amazing ability at the plate. As you have likely seen over the years, his stance leaves a lot to be desired. The husky veteran also seems to have some major issues with actually keeping his helmet on his head as he swings. While the helmet problem hasn’t resolved itself, Colon actually drove in a run in a real...
Via Sportsnaut
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Bartolo Colon Got It Done Opening Day, Proved Doubters Wrong

It looked like Bartolo Colon was indeed the right choice for Opening day with his gem on Monday. And Matt Harvey was confident too. Bartolo’s got that covered,” Harvey said. Harvey actually predicted months ago that the Mets would win on Opening Day. And Colon made him look smart today. Colon was phenomenal. Going against $210 million man, Max Scherzer, Colon went 6 strong...
Via Mets Merized Online
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New York Mets opening day observations

The New York Mets continued their Opening Day success, beating the Washington Nationals 3-1. This is a good victory to begin the year for the Mets, but not without a bit of luck. Here are some of the things that I noticed during today’s game. For a large part of the game, the Mets did not look very good at all. They were stymied by Max Scherzer for much of the game and didn...
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Experience and Respect Got Bartolo Colon Opening Day Nod

Despite the Mets having ace, Matt Harvey coming back and throwing lights out in spring training and 2014 Rookie of the Year, Jacob deGrom, the Mets will send 41 year Bartolo Colon to the mound on Opening Day in D.C. “I feel really proud and really thankful to the Mets and the staff to put the honor on me to start,” Colon said through an interpreter. “At my age, I’m really...
Via Mets Merized Online
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Five can’t-miss MLB Opening Day pitching matchups

The majority of MLB clubs will make their season debuts today. Fans are in for a treat as some of the most elite hurlers in the game will be showcasing their best stuff. Here’s a look at five pitching matchups that should live up to the Opening Day hype. 5. Madison Bumgarner (Giants) vs. Josh Collmenter (Diamondbacks) A 29-year-old who won a career-high 11 games last season...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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