Bartolo Colon, who pitched for the Oakland A’s in 2013, started Tuesday’s game looking for his eighth win of the season with an opportunity to defeat his old team for his new team.
Colon had a shaky first inning as he allowed a two out single by Brandon Moss, followed by an RBI double by Yoenis Cespedes to put the A’s up early 1-0. But from the second inning on, Colon would be get stingy and not allow an extra base hit the rest of the way, en route to a 10-1 Mets win.
“I felt very good thank God and all my pitches were working which was the most important part for me,” Colon said after the game through an interpreter.
Colon understood how important this win was for the Mets, even more so who it was against, “The win feels really good because its against a team like the Oakland A’s, which for me is the number one team right now.”
In the first inning today [Tuesday] he gives up a run, and he is like ‘I’m just going to keep pitching my game and make them adjust’, and he gets outs.” said Terry Collins. “He is a great example for our young guys to follow.”
Colon even joined the Mets offense in the hit parade with a single of his own, “I feel good at the plate, and have gotten a lot more confident, so that’s the most important part,” says Colon.
Colon’s final line of the game, 8 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 8 K’s and 1 for 2 at the plate with a sac bunt.