The team now expects him to make his regularly scheduled start on Sunday, when the Mets will play the Braves in Atlanta.
Original Report – June 21
Colon walked off the mound holding his thumb and grimacing in pain as Terry Collins and trainer Ray Ramirez rushed to tend to him. He was immediately removed from the game and taken into the clubhouse for X-rays.
Update:X-rays on Bartolo Colon’s thumb were negative and the Mets are calling it a contusion.
Hansel Robles came into the game to replace Colon, but what a terrible way to begin a stretch of 20 games in 20 days for the Mets and their bullpen.
The Mets had called up Sean Gilmartin before the game, but he threw 100 pitches and went seven innings on Sunday. So the pitcher they added today is essentially unavailable.