|Dec. 18 5:18 PM PT6:18 PM MT7:18 PM CT8:18 PM ET20:18 ET1:18 GMT9:18 6:18 PM MST8:18 PM EST8:48 PM VEN5:18 UAE (+1)7:18 PM CT-Colon and the Mets finalized a $7.25 million, one-year contract that will keep the pitcher in New York for a third year.
Analysis: The 42-year-old right-hander was 14-13 with a 4.16 ERA in 31 starts and two relief appearances this year, then had a 2.08 ERA in seven relief appearances during the postseason. The 2005 AL Cy Young Award winner figures to be the grand old man of New York's rotation for the first half of the season, joining Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz until Zack Wheeler returns from Tommy John surgery.
|Dec. 16 1:47 PM PT2:47 PM MT3:47 PM CT4:47 PM ET16:47 ET21:47 GMT5:47 2:47 PM MST4:47 PM EST5:17 PM VEN1:47 UAE (+1)3:47 PM CT-A person familiar with the negotiations says 42-year-old pitcher Bartolo Colon has agreed to a $7.25 million, one-year contract to remain with the New York Mets.
Analysis: Colon was 14-13 with a 4.16 ERA in 31 starts and two relief appearances, then had a 2.08 ERA in seven relief appearances during the postseason. On Sept. 5 against Miami, he became the oldest Mets pitcher to throw a shutout.
|Sep. 11 3:30 PM PT4:30 PM MT5:30 PM CT6:30 PM ET18:30 ET22:30 GMT6:30 3:30 PM MST5:30 PM EST6:00 PM VEN2:30 UAE (+1)5:30 PM CT-Colon's shutout streak ended at 31 innings Thursday but he won his fourth straight start, pitching the streaking New York Mets past the reeling Atlanta Braves 7-2 on Thursday night. He also had an RBI single in the fourth inning.
Analysis: Since receiving no decision in New York's 14-9 loss at Colorado on Aug. 21, Colon is 4-0 with four walks and 23 strikeouts in stretch of 31 2-3 innings that includes four starts and one relief appearance. He is 13-1 with a 2.52 ERA in 14 starts against NL East opponents this year.
|Sep. 6 5:22 PM PT6:22 PM MT7:22 PM CT8:22 PM ET20:22 ET0:22 GMT8:22 5:22 PM MST7:22 PM EST7:52 PM VEN4:22 UAE (+1)7:22 PM CT-Colon tossed his first shutout in two seasons with the New York Mets, a nine-hitter in a 7-0 victory over Miami on Saturday.
Analysis: Colon (13-11, 4.18 ERA) struck out two and walked none while throwing 100 pitches and extending his scoreless innings streak to 25. The 42-year-old right-hander became the oldest Mets pitcher to throw a shutout. He topped Miguel Batista, who threw one at age 40 in 2011.
|Sep. 1 9:18 AM PT10:18 AM MT11:18 AM CT12:18 PM ET12:18 ET16:18 GMT0:18 9:18 AM MST11:18 AM EST11:48 AM VEN20:18 UAE11:18 AM CT-Colon struck out nine over eight scoreless innings to defeat the Phillies Monday.
Analysis: Colon blanked Philadelphia through seven frames five days earlier to notch just his second win since June 12. The 42-year-old had gone 1-4 with a 6.08 ERA through his first seven starts following the All-Star break.
|Aug. 27 1:32 PM PT2:32 PM MT3:32 PM CT4:32 PM ET16:32 ET20:32 GMT4:32 1:32 PM MST3:32 PM EST4:02 PM VEN0:32 UAE (+1)3:32 PM CT-Colon earned just his second win in 12 starts with a 9-4 victory against Philadelphia on Wednesday.
Analysis: Colon (11-11, 4.68 ERA) yielded five hits and fanned eight in seven scoreless innings. He was 1-7 with a 5.54 ERA in his previous 11 games and gave up seven runs in 3 2-3 innings in Colorado in his prior start Aug. 21.
|July 2 1:26 PM PT2:26 PM MT3:26 PM CT4:26 PM ET16:26 ET20:26 GMT4:26 1:26 PM MST3:26 PM EST3:56 PM VEN0:26 UAE (+1)3:26 PM CT-Colon gave up three hits and struck out eight in seven scoreless innings Wednesday against the Chicago Cubs, but the New York Mets lost 2-0 in 11 innings.
Analysis: Colon (9-6, 4.55 ERA) did not get a decision for the first time in 28 starts. He allowed 11 runs in 10 1-3 innings while losing each of his previous two.
|June 25 1:53 PM PT2:53 PM MT3:53 PM CT4:53 PM ET16:53 ET20:53 GMT4:53 1:53 PM MST3:53 PM EST4:23 PM VEN0:53 UAE (+1)3:53 PM CT-Colon fell to 9-6 on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Milwaukee spoiled Colon's attempt to become the second 10-game winner in the NL. He was charged with four runs and 10 hits in six innings.
|June 13 3:20 PM PT4:20 PM MT5:20 PM CT6:20 PM ET18:20 ET22:20 GMT6:20 3:20 PM MST5:20 PM EST5:50 PM VEN2:20 UAE (+1)5:20 PM CT-Colon moved into a tie for the major league lead Friday by earning a 5-3 victory over Atlanta.
Analysis: Colon (9-4, 4.41 ERA) gave up two runs in six innings in his third win in four starts. He's allowed three runs or fewer while pitching at least six innings in every game in that stretch.
|June 7 11:14 AM PT12:14 PM MT1:14 PM CT2:14 PM ET14:14 ET18:14 GMT2:14 11:14 AM MST1:14 PM EST1:44 PM VEN22:14 UAE1:14 PM CT-Colon had another solid outing Saturday and registered a hit in his third consecutive start, but he took a 2-1 loss to Arizona.
Analysis: Colon (8-4, 4.52 ERA) gave up fewer than three runs for the first time in six starts by allowing two in seven innings to the Diamondbacks.
|June 1 1:11 PM PT2:11 PM MT3:11 PM CT4:11 PM ET16:11 ET20:11 GMT4:11 1:11 PM MST3:11 PM EST3:41 PM VEN0:11 UAE (+1)3:11 PM CT-Gordon was 2 for 4 Sunday against the Mets, extending his hitting streak to nine games.
Analysis: Gordon is batting a big league-best .377.
|June 1 1:09 PM PT2:09 PM MT3:09 PM CT4:09 PM ET16:09 ET20:09 GMT4:09 1:09 PM MST3:09 PM EST3:39 PM VEN0:09 UAE (+1)3:09 PM CT-Colon recorded his eighth win Sunday against Miami, giving up three runs over seven innings.
Analysis: Colon is 8-3 with a 4.72 ERA through 11 starts.
|May 26 2:52 PM PT3:52 PM MT4:52 PM CT5:52 PM ET17:52 ET21:52 GMT5:52 2:52 PM MST4:52 PM EST5:22 PM VEN1:52 UAE (+1)4:52 PM CT-Colon notched his seventh win Monday against Philadelphia, allowing three runs over six innings.
Analysis: Colon, who also recorded his single hit of the season, is 7-3 despite an unimpressive 4.82 ERA.
|May 6 3:20 PM PT4:20 PM MT5:20 PM CT6:20 PM ET18:20 ET22:20 GMT6:20 3:20 PM MST5:20 PM EST5:50 PM VEN2:20 UAE (+1)5:20 PM CT-Colon struck out nine and walked none in 7 2-3 innings Tuesday.
Analysis: Colon allowed just one run, lowering his ERA to 2.90. He has walked only one batter in 40 1-3 innings.
|Apr. 18 4:12 PM PT5:12 PM MT6:12 PM CT7:12 PM ET19:12 ET23:12 GMT7:12 4:12 PM MST6:12 PM EST6:42 PM VEN3:12 UAE (+1)6:12 PM CT-Colon had his third consecutive solid start Friday.
Analysis: The 41-year-old allowed one run through seven innings against Miami to move to 3-0. His 91 pitches Friday were his most of the season.
|Apr. 7 3:44 PM PT4:44 PM MT5:44 PM CT6:44 PM ET18:44 ET22:44 GMT6:44 3:44 PM MST5:44 PM EST6:14 PM VEN2:44 UAE (+1)5:44 PM CT-Colon shined despite being the oldest opening day starter in franchise history, striking out eight while limiting Washington to one run and three hits over six innings in a 3-1 victory Monday.
Analysis: The 42-year-old continues to look more than capable after tossing 202 1-3 innings for New York last season.
|Mar. 23 2:53 PM PT3:53 PM MT4:53 PM CT5:53 PM ET17:53 ET21:53 GMT5:53 2:53 PM MST4:53 PM EST5:23 PM VEN1:53 UAE (+1)3:53 PM CT-Colon, not Matt Harvey, has been picked to start the New York Mets' opener at Washington on April 6.
Analysis: Colon was 15-13 with a 4.09 ERA last year and at 41 will become the oldest opening-day starting pitcher in the major leagues since April 2006, when 43-year-old Jamie Moyer was on the mound for Seattle and 42-year-old Randy Johnson for the New York Yankees.
|1997||Cle||4||7||0 - 0||19||17||1||94.0||107||66||59||12||45||1||66||1.62||5.65|
|1998||Cle||14||9||0 - 0||31||31||6||204.0||205||91||84||15||79||5||158||1.39||3.71|
|1999||Cle||18||5||0 - 0||32||32||1||205.0||185||97||90||24||76||5||161||1.27||3.95|
|2000||Cle||15||8||0 - 0||30||30||2||188.0||163||86||81||21||98||4||212||1.39||3.88|
|2001||Cle||14||12||0 - 0||34||34||1||222.1||220||106||101||26||90||2||201||1.39||4.09|
|2002||Cle||10||4||0 - 0||16||16||4||116.1||104||37||33||11||31||1||75||1.16||2.55|
|2002||Mon||10||4||0 - 0||17||17||4||117.0||115||48||43||9||39||4||74||1.32||3.31|
|2002||Tot||20||8||0 - 0||33||33||8||233.1||219||85||76||20||70||5||149||1.24||2.93|
|2003||CWS||15||13||0 - 0||34||34||9||242.0||223||107||104||30||67||3||173||1.20||3.87|
|2004||Ana||18||12||0 - 0||34||34||0||208.1||215||122||116||38||71||1||158||1.37||5.01|
|2005||LAA||21||8||0 - 0||33||33||2||222.2||215||93||86||26||43||0||157||1.16||3.48|
|2006||LAA||1||5||0 - 0||10||10||1||56.1||71||39||32||11||11||0||31||1.46||5.11|
|2007||LAA||6||8||0 - 0||19||18||0||99.1||132||74||70||15||29||1||76||1.62||6.34|
|2008||Bos||4||2||0 - 0||7||7||0||39.0||44||23||17||5||10||0||27||1.38||3.92|
|2009||CWS||3||6||0 - 0||12||12||0||62.1||69||42||29||13||21||3||38||1.44||4.19|
|2011||NYY||8||10||0 - 0||29||26||1||164.1||172||85||73||21||40||3||135||1.29||4.00|
|2012||Oak||10||9||0 - 0||24||24||0||152.1||161||62||58||17||23||3||91||1.21||3.43|
|2013||Oak||18||6||0 - 0||30||30||3||190.1||193||60||56||14||29||0||117||1.17||2.65|
|2014||NYM||15||13||0 - 0||31||31||0||202.1||218||97||92||22||30||3||151||1.23||4.09|
|2015||NYM||14||13||0 - 0||33||31||1||194.2||217||94||90||25||24||5||136||1.24||4.16|
|Career||218||154||0 - 0||475||467||36||2980.2||3029||1429||1314||355||856||44||2237||1.30||3.97|
|1998||Cle||Total||1||0||0 - 0||2||2||1||14.2||9||2||2||1||7||1||6||1.23|
|LDS||0||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||5.2||5||1||1||1||3||1||3||1.59|
|LCS||1||0||0 - 0||1||1||1||9.0||4||1||1||0||4||0||3||1.00|
|1999||Cle||Total||0||1||0 - 0||2||2||0||9.0||11||9||9||3||4||0||12||9.00|
|LDS||0||1||0 - 0||2||2||0||9.0||11||9||9||3||4||0||12||9.00|
|2001||Cle||Total||1||1||0 - 0||2||2||0||14.2||12||3||3||0||6||0||13||1.84|
|LDS||1||1||0 - 0||2||2||0||14.2||12||3||3||0||6||0||13||1.84|
|2004||Ana||Total||0||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||6.0||7||3||3||1||3||0||3||4.50|
|LDS||0||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||6.0||7||3||3||1||3||0||3||4.50|
|2005||LAA||Total||0||1||0 - 0||2||2||0||8.0||10||4||4||0||2||0||7||4.50|
|LDS||0||1||0 - 0||2||2||0||8.0||10||4||4||0||2||0||7||4.50|
|2013||Oak||Total||0||1||0 - 0||1||1||0||6.0||10||3||3||0||0||0||4||4.50|
|LDS||0||1||0 - 0||1||1||0||6.0||10||3||3||0||0||0||4||4.50|
|2015||NYM||Total||1||1||0 - 1||7||0||0||8.2||7||3||2||1||4||3||7||2.08|
|LDS||0||0||0 - 1||3||0||0||4.0||3||2||2||1||0||0||5||4.50|
|LCS||1||0||0 - 0||1||0||0||1.1||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0.00|
|WS||0||1||0 - 0||3||0||0||3.1||4||1||0||0||3||3||1||0.00|
|Career||3||5||0 - 1||17||10||1||67.0||66||27||26||6||26||4||52||3.49|