Mets: Three takeaways from Wednesday’s loss in Miami
Apr 29, 2015; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Colon wasn’t sharp, but he was solid
Bartolo Colon didn’t have his best stuff on Wednesday night, but he battled through it while allowing four runs in 6.2 innings pitched.
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After allowing a two-run homer to Giancarlo Stanton in the first inning, Colon – who didn’t have his best fastball and struggled with his location – settled down, limiting Miami to two runs the rest of the way.
While Colon wasn’t at his sharpest, the two runs he allowed after the first inning were due to luck on the Marlins’ part more than anything. One of those runs came in when Stanton hit a cue-shot infield single with two outs in the fifth inning that beat the shift, and the other came after Adeiny Hechavarria bounced a double over Eric Campbell‘s head leading off the seventh, moved to third on a sacrifice bunt, and scored on a sacrifice fly.
There were a handful of times last season when Colon didn’t have his best stuff and got mauled by the opposition. Wednesday was a departure from that, with Colon plowing through it and turning in a solid outing.
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