Cause for Concern in Colon’s Terrible Start

Bartolo Colon made the worst start of the season by any Yankee starter Thursday night as he allowed eight runs, only three earned, on six hits, two walks, and no strikeouts as he got just two outs before he left the game. The Yankees went on to lose the game 16-7 in the first game back after the All-Star break.

Colon didn’t look like he was moving well out on the field and his pitches didn’t have the same crispness they had in the first half. So this start does raise concerns that he might not be 100 percent over his hamstring injury. It might not be a bad idea to call-up Ivan Nova and put Colon on the DL for a little while to be sure he is completely healthy.

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9 Responses to Cause for Concern in Colon’s Terrible Start

  1. Mike Sommer says:

    Nova took the loss for SWB tonight, but did not pitch badly, 3 R in 7 IP.

  2. Susan says:

    A very disappointing start for Colon. I was worried he might run out of gas in the second half after such a great first half of the season. But hey, Meat Tray looked hella good once again tonight. So comforting to know he's on the roster and can fill any role. Darn near like Aceves from 2009.

  3. John says:

    great job sending Nova down for this fat clown. I told everybody this was coming his great hgh fueled run came o a hard end. Ive never liked Colon(worst Cy Young winner EVER) and I never will. I hope they run him off the roster the fat slob cant even get off the mound to pick up the ball or cover first. I would bunt at him all game.
    But year that Nova he was only 8-4 and did everything asked of him to include not eating whole cows.
    Thank you higher powers whatever they are that we got Colon and sent Nova down.

  4. Susan says:

    It was only one bad start. He's been solid almost all season and without him no telling how far behind the Sox we'd be. I was a little concerned a guy his age that has been out of baseball for a while might slow down in the second half but I am not willing to throw him overboard just yet. I do agree though that Nova should be in the rotation and I also agree Bartolo's Cy Young was a little bogus much like King Felix's was last season.

    • John says:

      more than one bad start. he got lit up by Tampa, Toronto twice and Texas. and also lost to Boston,
      He was great against the Mets Baltimore,Cleveland, and Oakland. He won but was not impressive against the Angels.
      When he faces a decent hitting team he either loses or fails to turn in the overloved quality start or even a good one.
      Against BUMS like the Orioles and Mets and A's he is lights out.
      He is a BUM KILLER.thats all.

      • You can't just pick and choose starts and assign them more importance. Going back to include all of the games you are complaining about Colon has a 3.75 ERA. That's not bad at all. If you want to complain, complain about somebody who isn't helping the Yankees.

  5. Susan says:

    Well at least he's good against bums then. It's almost certainly better than Hughes would be able to do without tiring out his poor little fragile arm.