Colon weighs in on homer barrage

April, 13, 2014
Apr 13
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Kelvin Kuo/Associated PressAlbert Pujols rounds the bases after a first-inning homer against Bartolo Colon.
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Bartolo Colon was flattened by the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.

Colon matched a career high for earned runs allowed with nine in the Mets’ eventual 14-2 loss. The damage inflated his ERA to 6.00.

The barrage included four homers, highlighted by back-to-back-to-back shots in the first inning by Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Raul Ibanez.

“At that moment, you’re not thinking, ‘Why is this happening?’ It’s just part of the game,” Colon said through an interpreter afterward.

Colon eventually logged 81 pitches and five innings, trying to spare a heavily used bullpen more work.

The Mets relief corps tossed 13 1/3 innings in the three-game series. The teams played 11 innings on Friday and 13 innings on Saturday.

“He had to give us some innings,” Terry Collins said about Colon. “He knew it.”

Colon uncharacteristically missed with his fastball command Sunday.

“It just wasn’t Bart’s day today,” David Wright said. “And from what I’ve seen from him, these days are few and far between.”

Said Collins: “He was just up in the zone today with all his stuff today. That’s just not him.”
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Bartolo Colon
WINS ERA SO IP
15 4.09 151 202
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .289
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187