The Minnesota Twins selected the contract of starting pitcher Bartolo Colon ahead of a game against the New York Yankees, announcing that the 44-year-old will start Tuesday. While ultimately encountering a loss, Colon allowed four earned runs on eight hits in addition to notching three strikeouts.
The 44-year-old started the season with the Atlanta Braves, where had a 2-8 record, along with an 8.14 ERA in 13 starts.
The veteran pitcher revealed to ESPN that while he is grateful for the opportunity to be part of the Twins' rotation, the poor results he's having this year are making him think about retiring. "When you don't put the pitches where they're supposed to be, they hit you hard". Los Angeles doesn't present a favorable matchup for Colon and the Twins.
"I liked how he changed speeds on his fastball, and I thought he got in on the guys he was supposed to get in on and back-doored the guys he was supposed to", Molitor said.
"I feel happy", he said.
When Colon was signed a couple weeks ago, we would be far more excited and focused on those stats than his punchline appearance if he was twenty-something and thin.
After a minor-league tune-up, Colon made his Twins debut at Target Field Tuesday night.
In a two-decade career, Colon has a 235-171 record with a 4.02 ERA.
Cessa hit Sano with a pitch and walked three in a laborious first inning to quickly fall behind, and he was pulled with two outs in the fourth and a 3-1 deficit.
He posted pedestrian final stats against one of baseball's most powerful lineups, which is 4th in MLB in runs and 7th in both average and home runs, and the Yankees continued to prove their potency against Colon's replacement, the surging Ryan Pressley, who had been fantastic in his four prior outings (5 innings, 0 runs, 3 hits, 0 walks).