Mets Expect Bartolo Colon To Make His Next Start On Sunday

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Manager Terry Collins told reporters during his pregame press conference, that the swelling in Bartolo Colon‘s thumb has subsided considerably.

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

Bartolo Colon was removed from the game after being struck in the right thumb by a line drive to the mound off the bat of Royals leadoff hitter Whit Merrifield.

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.

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