New York Mets Need Bartolo Colon To Avoid Disaster In Future Starts To Contend
Going into Sunday, the New York Mets actually had a chance of winning their weekend series against the Los Angeles Angels. With Bartolo Colon taking the mound after coming off of a great seven-inning performance, the Mets chances looked good — until the game actually started and Colon took the mound for the bottom of the first.
The Mets’ 1-0 lead into the bottom of the first lasted for about five minutes. Mike Trout started things off with a home run off of Colon to tie the game at 1, then Albert Pujols followed with another, and Raul Ibanez with another. Yes, Colon surrendered back to back to back home runs and the Angels never really stopped scoring throughout the entire game.
Colon finished his outing going five innings, allowing 11 hits and surrendering nine earned runs in a 14-2 loss. It was a far cry from his previous start, to say the least.
The Mets fell back to two games under .500 at 5-7, but it is still early. However, they will need Colon to come up big in future starts if they want to be in any type of playoff contention by July, never mind September.