At almost 41-years old Bartolo Colon pitched like he was in his 20′s again. Over seven innings he did not allow a runner past second base ruining the Braves’ home opener at Turner Field. Colon allowed only six hits, struck out five and an issued not a single walk. He threw 101 pitches in the game and 70 of them were for strikes. Colon explained,
“They know I throw a lot of strikes, so they swing a lot and that helps me.”
That’s an extremely true statement. Last season in Oakland Colon used his fastball 90% of the time. He went 18-6 with a 2.65 ERA. He was second in the American League in both wins and ERA and finished sixth in the Cy Young Award voting.
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*I also did an article on Bartolo and why the Mets should feel lucky to have him – and how I think he got snubbed in the Cy Young Award Voting for Sports Unbiased. If you want to check it out CLICK HERE! (I’m very much #Team Bartolo!!!)