Mets Season in Review: Bartolo Colon
Areas to improve upon
When you’re 43 going on 44, you have to be doing something right if you’re still pitching in the show. We saw that in his return to the National League back in 2014, Colon would need to bat. And while he didn’t bat well last year, he obviously improved on his first year because he took it more seriously. Driving in 4 RBIs and smacking two doubles in 2016 along with a home run against James Shields back in May (you’ll always remember where you were when that happened), may have been the most incredible thing we have ever seen.
Another area Colon had trouble with was certain games where he just didn’t have it. You could tell exactly when it was coming, too. Early attacks by hitters would have the game out of reach by the 2nd inning. To the credit of Colon, he continued to fight even when he obviously didn’t have it at times. That might be more on the manager to know when to pull his starter, though.