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Apr 16, 2014
Mets manager Terry Collins said Wednesday that Bartolo Colon (back) will be fine to make his start on Saturday.

Collins expects no issue with Colon

USA TODAY SportsJenrry Mejia (blister) and Bartolo Colon (back) both are dealing with minor medical issues.PHOENIX -- Bartolo Colon is fully expected to start Saturday in his normal rotation spot, Terry Collins said Wednesday. Colon has been bothered by back spasms, but Collins said the 40-year-old pitcher pledged he would be OK for the upcoming start against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. Meanwhile, the Mets will have a better feel for Jenrry Mejia's availability for his next start once he throws a bullpen session Friday in Queens.
Rotoworld Apr 16, 2014

Colon (back) cleared for Saturday start - Bartolo Colon (S) New York Mets

Mets manager Terry Collins said Wednesday that Bartolo Colon (back) will be fine to make his start on Saturday.
KFFL Apr 16, 2014

Mets | Bartolo Colon expects to make next start

New York Mets SP Bartolo Colon (back) has been dealing with back spasms but said ...
New York Post Apr 16, 2014

Colon has sore back, but not expected to miss start

PHOENIX —- Bartolo Colon was bothered by back soreness when he got shelled by the Angels on Sunday, a Mets source confirmed Tuesday night, but for now the team is optimistic the right-hander...
MetsBlog Apr 16, 2014

Bartolo Colon has a stiff back, on track for next start

Bartolo Colon has been getting treatment for a stiff back, the same issue that put him on the disabled list in 2008, he said (ESPN, Apr. 15). Colon let up nine earned runs, including four home runs, in last start against the Angels. Sandy Alderson acknowledged the treatment and said he expects Colon to make his next […]
New York Daily News Apr 16, 2014
Mets' Colon dealing with back problem, may miss next start

Mets' Colon dealing with back problem, may miss next start

Bartolo Colon was dealing with a back issue in his last start, a Mets source confirmed to the Daily News Tuesday night, and “it remains to be seen,” if he will be able to make his next scheduled start Saturday.

ESPNDeportes.com: Colon has cranky back

ARIZONA -- Bartolo Colon was troubled by back stiffness leading into his disastrous start Sunday against the Los Angeles Angels, but insisted the issue would not affect his next start, Saturday against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. Bartolo Colon #40 SPNew York Mets 2014 STATS GM3 W1 L2 BB2 K12 ERA6.00 Colon surrendered a career-high-matching nine earned runs as well as four homers against the Angels. Colon told ESPNDeportes.
Newark Star-Ledger Apr 14, 2014

Mets walloped by Angels 14-2 as Bartolo Colon allows four home runs and David Wright ejected

In need of a starting pitcher to eat up innings after the Mets had played 11 Friday night and 13 more Saturday, Colon was asked to stay on the mound for five of them. He gave up nine runs and four home runs, finally pulled out of the game despite just 81 pitches.

Angels 14, Mets 2

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Rough day for the Mets as they were bludgeoned from the start, as Bartolo Colon allowed three straight homers in the first inning. “At the moment you’re not thinking why is the happening,” Colon said through a …

Colon weighs in on homer barrage

Kelvin Kuo/Associated PressAlbert Pujols rounds the bases after a first-inning homer against Bartolo Colon.ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Bartolo Colon was flattened by the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. Colon matched a career high for earned runs allowed with nine in the Mets’ eventual 14-2 loss. The damage inflated his ERA to 6.00. The barrage included four homers, highlighted by back-to-back-to-back shots in the first inning by Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Raul Ibanez.
Newsday Apr 13, 2014

Bartolo Colon gives up four HRs in Angels' 14-2 rout of Mets

Bartolo Colon's impeccable command allows him to lean heavily on his fastball. Because he can hit his target -- and hit it consistently -- he often forces batters to make weak contact by pelting the edges of the strike zone.
New York Post Apr 13, 2014

Colon, Mets roughed up by Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Bartolo Colon suffered an untimely death by meatballs on Sunday, but in five days will live again. With the veteran right-hander serving up little more than glorified...
New York Daily News Apr 13, 2014
Colon shelled, Wright and Murphyejected in 14-2 loss to Angels

Colon shelled, Wright and Murphyejected in 14-2 loss to Angels

After a grueling travel schedule and two straight late-night, extra-inning games, the Mets exploded and imploded Sunday. It took all of 15 pitches in the bottom of the first for Bartolo Colon to implode, but it took 6 innings for captain David Wright and Daniel Murphy to explode.
MetsBlog Apr 13, 2014

Game Recap: Angels 14 – Mets 2

The Angels homered five times — four off Bartolo Colon — as they drubbed the Mets for 14 runs, winning the game 14-2 on Sunday afternoon. Need to Know: Colon gave up back-to-back-to-back home runs in the first inning, with Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Raul Ibanez homering. Colon stuck it out through for five […]
Mets 360 Apr 13, 2014

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