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Gary Cohen talks Colon HR 00:01:29
Gary Cohen looks back on his 30 years of broadcasting Mets games, including the memorable night in 2016, when Bartolo Colon hit a home run.

Gary Cohen looks back on his 30 years of broadcasting Mets games, including the memorable night in 2016, when Bartolo Colon hit a home run.

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Oct 1, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) throws a pitch against the Detroit Tigers during the third inning at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports (Jeffrey Becker)
Oct 1, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) throws a pitch against the Detroit Tigers during the third inning at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports (Jeffrey Becker)

Former Mets RHP Bartolo Colon agreed to a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers, Executive Vice President of Communications John Blake announced on Twitter on Sunday.

Colon, 44, and the Rangers had been discussing a deal over the weekend, and Colon will be invited to spring training.

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Could Mets get Bartolo back? 00:03:03
The Baseball Night New York panel discusses the possibility of the Mets signing Bartolo Colon and weigh the pros and cons of a reunion.

The Mets are not currently focused on acquiring a starting pitcher and have not recently discussed the potential of reuniting with free agent RHP Bartolo Colon, reports NJ.com's Matt Ehalt, and Kristie Ackert of the NY Daily News.

Twins RHP Ervin Santana recently spoke with the 45-year-old Colon, who said the Mets had reached out about interest in a reunion this season, according to Mike Berardino of Twin Cities Pioneer Press.

Santana said Colon is aiming to surpass Dennis Martinez to earn the most wins as a Latin American pitcher in history. 

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Oct 1, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) throws a pitch against the Detroit Tigers during the third inning at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports (Jeffrey Becker)
Oct 1, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) throws a pitch against the Detroit Tigers during the third inning at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports (Jeffrey Becker)

Former Mets RHP Bartolo Colon might be willing to consider a minor-league contract, but only if he can return to the Mets, reports Mike Puma of the New York Post.

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Jun 28, 2017; Colon (40) pitches during the first inning at Petco Park. Credit: Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 28, 2017; Colon (40) pitches during the first inning at Petco Park. Credit: Roth-USA TODAY Sports

In early-September, Mets GM Sandy Alderson told reporters he will look to add a reliable, veteran, starting pitcher to his rotation for next season...

"I think if we were able to find a Bartolo Colon-type, who fits in the three-four spot and semi-guarantees 180-200 innings, that would probably be something that would stabilize our rotation," he explained. "So, yes, I think it's something we'll look at."

Colon, who intends to pitch again in 2018, pitched this past season with the Braves and Twins, during which he went 7-14 with a 6.48 ERA in 28 starts. He had an 8.14 ERA in 13 starts with the Braves, and a 5.18 ERA in 15 starts with the Twins after being acquired via trade midseason. 

Despite being 44 years old, Colon has made at least 24 starts each of the last seven seasons...

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Oct 1, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) throws a pitch against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports (Jeffrey Becker)
Oct 1, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) throws a pitch against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports (Jeffrey Becker)

Veteran RHP Bartolo Colon intends to pitch again in 2018, sources told Mark Feinsand of MLB.com.

 

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 (Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports)
(Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports)

RHP Bartolo Colon plans to play "just one" more season, he said in the Twins' locker room after their Wild Card game loss on Tuesday night, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

Colon, 44, had a 3.90 ERA and 1.22 WHIP with the Mets from 2014 to 2016 before struggling in 2017 with the Braves and Twins.

Michelle Ioannou, MetsBlog | Twitter | Do I want Bartolo Colon back on the Mets? Of course I do. Yes, he ended 2017 with a 6.48 ERA (posting an 8.14 ERA with the Braves). But it's important to note the vast improvement Colon made moving from Atlanta to Minnesota, where he had a 5.18 ERA and 1.43 WHIP in 80 innings.

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Minnesota Twins pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) throws a pitch against the Detroit Tigers during the third inning at Target Field. (Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports)
Minnesota Twins pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) throws a pitch against the Detroit Tigers during the third inning at Target Field. (Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports)

The two pitchers haven't been teammates since 2013, but Sonny Gray admits that he learned plenty from veteran Bartolo Colon when the two were pitching together in the same rotation. 

Gray came up with the A's in 2013, which was Colon's last season with the club. The Yankees' ALDS Game 1 starter said the biggest thing he took from Colon was just learning how to pace himself on the mound. 

"It was the calmness," Gray said. "I was always a guy who was very high energy, very fast. I'm at my best when I'm able to slow myself down, take a large, overall game into small individual moments. Basically, just slow yourself down. Have a plan and know what you want to do and try to accomplish it."

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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

RHP Bartolo Colon, who signed a minor league deal with the Twins last week after being released by the Braves, said he was surprised no Mets players reached out to him while he was a free agent.

"I [was] surprised," Colon said through an interpreter on Thursday, according to the NY Post. "I have a lot of friends with the Mets, and none of the players called me to see if I could come back with the Mets."

"The only reason that I [chose] the Twins was because of (Ervin) Santana," Colon said. "He's a close friend, best I have on the team. He talked to [me], and convinced me to go to the Twins."

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Former Mets RHP Bartolo Colon signed a minor league deal with the Minnesota Twins.

The Mets are among three or four teams Colon is considering, according to the New York Post's Joel Sherman.

After the signing, GM Sandy Alderson said, "We made a strong effort to re-sign Bartolo. But he decided to go elsewhere."

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Jul 17, 2016; Syndergaard (34), Matz (32) and deGrom (48) during national anthem at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 17, 2016; Syndergaard (34), Matz (32) and deGrom (48) during national anthem at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets have been hurt by injuries up and down the lineup, and by consistent ineptitude in the field, but the more significant culprit is clearly their pitching.

It wasn't supposed to be this way. Even with an injury-plagued rotation, the 2016 Mets surpassed expectations and ranked as one of the top staffs in the league. With nearly all of last year's successful hurlers returning (Bartolo Colon, who is struggling mightily in Atlanta this year, being the lone exception), reasonable projections anticipated similar results, even if not quite up to 2016's exceptional standards.

Instead, Mets fans have watched nothing short of an unmitigated disaster unfold in the rotation, one start at a time...

Tags: Bartolo Colon, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Maggie Wiggin
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Apr 3, 2017; Colon (40) acknowledges fans at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 3, 2017; Colon (40) acknowledges fans at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Bartolo Colon remains among the most popular figures in recent Mets history, as further evidenced by the warm reception he received when introduced with the Braves on Opening Day at Citi Field on Monday. And given the Mets' suddenly thinner rotation, Colon certainly could have been useful had he remained for a fourth season in Queens.

Yet the decision to allow Colon to defect to Atlanta for $12.5 million on Nov. 17 ought not be second-guessed now that Seth Lugo reportedly has a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and Steven Matz has disclosed he has a strained flexor tendon in his left elbow.

When Colon opposes Jacob deGrom on Wednesday night at Citi Field -- at 43 years, 315 days old -- the veteran right-hander will become the oldest pitcher in the majors to start one of a team's first two games of a season since Jamie Moyer with the Rockies at age 49 in 2012. And certainly there will be an expiration date on Colon's productivity at some point sooner than later, even if he appears ageless.

That's not what dissuaded the Mets from re-signing him, however.

Tags: Bartolo Colon, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero, Robert Gsellman, Sean Gilmartin, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
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Syndergaard discusses his start 00:02:28
Noah Syndergaard says he's only getting started, slowly ramping up his effort in route to his Opening Day start.

Despite repeatedly hitting 100 mph with his fastball and not allowing a run in 2.1 innings, Noah Syndergaard said after Wednesday's game that he's working this spring to throw more like former teammate Bartolo Colon, who rarely cracked 90 mph.

According to Syndergaard, his goal is to have a similarly effortless, straightforward delivery, something Colon was known for despite being 43 years old and weighing 285 pounds.

"He's very light on his feet," Syndergaard said jokingly.

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David Wright and Jose Reyes wait to hit during spring training (Credit: Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)
David Wright and Jose Reyes wait to hit during spring training (Credit: Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)

The Mets and Neil Walker are close to agreeing to a contract extension that could pay him roughly $40 million over three years >> Read more

David Wright threw a baseball on Sunday for the first time since having season-ending neck surgery last June >> Read more

Zack Wheeler, who dealt with elbow tenderness last week, returned to the mound on Sunday >> Read more

Jeurys Familia was absent from camp on Friday and Saturday dealing with MLB's ongoing investigation into his domestic violence incident >> Read more ...

Tags: Bartolo Colon, David Wright, Jeurys Familia, Neil Walker, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler
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. (Steve Mitchell)
. (Steve Mitchell)

Bartolo Colon, who signed a one year deal worth $12.5 million with the Braves this offseason, initially thought he was going to return to the Mets for 2017.

"I had the idea that I was probably going to stay with the Mets at the end of the season," Colon told the NY Post through an interpreter. "My family is up there, but it's a business, and I had to do what was right for me and my family. This was a business decision.''

"The Mets did a lot for me,'' Colon added. "It's just one of those things.''

Colon, who turns 44 years old in May, had a 3.43 ERA (3.99 FIP) and 1.21 WHIP in 191 2/3 innings (33 starts, one relief apperance) last season for the Mets...

Tags: Bartolo Colon, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
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Colon top moments with Mets 00:03:54
Sal Licata and Jon Hein discuss their three greatest Bartolo Colon moments as a member of the New York Mets.

With Bartolo Colon signing with the Braves, let's take a look back at some of his most memorable Mets moments...

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Bartolo Colon (40) laughs with pitchers Noah Syndergaard (34) and Jacob deGrom (48) during batting practice. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Bartolo Colon (40) laughs with pitchers Noah Syndergaard (34) and Jacob deGrom (48) during batting practice. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Bartolo Colon has agreed to sign with the Braves, reports Mark Bowman of MLB.com.


Bartolo Colon (40) laughs with pitchers Noah Syndergaard (34) and Jacob deGrom (48) during batting practice. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports


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Nov.11 | 10:10AM

Colon has agreed to a deal with the Braves, pending a physical. The deal is for one year and $12.5 million, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

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The Mets haven't really commented on what their payroll will look like next seaosn. But, the way I see it, they can probably add roughly $50 million to their payroll next season, which - right now - is projected to open around $105 million when you factor in raises and players under contract.

I explained my reasoning here earlier this week, which is more or less the same conclusion reached Thursday by ESPN.com's Adam Rubin...

That $105 million does not include Yoenis Cespedes, Bartolo Colon or Neil Walker.

Tags: Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, Bartolo Colon, Curtis Granderson, David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Jay Bruce, Jeurys Familia, Jose Reyes, Juan Lagares, Lucas Duda, Matt Harvey, Neil Walker, Rene Rivera, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores, Yoenis Cespedes, Matthew Cerrone
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 (Laurence Kesterson/AP)
(Laurence Kesterson/AP)

Mets LHP Jerry Blevins, RHPs Bartolo Colon and Fernando Salas, 1B James Loney, infielders Kelly Johnson and Neil Walker, and OF Alejandro De Aza.

The Mets would like to retain Blevins, 33, but expect him to receive a multiyear offer elsewhere, Adam Rubin of ESPN reported Wednesday.

The 43-year-old Colon and the Mets have interest in reuniting, though Colon might be looking for a two-year deal.

Tags: Alejandro De Aza, Bartolo Colon, James Loney, Jerry Blevins, Kelly Johnson, Neil Walker
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Mets RHP Bartolo Colon has a Cy Young Award in his trophy case, and while he won't be adding a Silver Slugger to his collection any time soon, he seemed to have been lined up to snag his first Gold Glove award this season.Colon may not look the part of the defensive wiz, but he had established himself as one of the most consistent and effective fielders at his position by any number of measures that appeal to award voters. On the traditional side, he controlled the running game as well as anyone. His four pickoffs ranked second in the league and he had the lowest steal rate on his team. He was quick off the mound and sure-handed, as evidenced by his 36 assists and 5 double plays started, both second in the league.

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The Mets would like to bring back Bartolo Colon, who enjoys pitching for the Mets, sources recently told ESPN.com's Buster Olney.However, I've heard Colon is looking for a two-year deal, and the Mets prefer to give him one.At 44 years old, I can see him being offered around $10 million a season. I could see the Mets going beyond one year to keep him, but it's not Sandy Alderson's style to do this without gauging the rest of the market.

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It's going to be a busy, argumentative and stressful offseason. I can see it coming a mile away. There is plenty of reason to be hopeful because of the young rotation. However, because of their injuries, and the team being home on Oct. 6, it feels like the Mets took a step in the wrong direction during 2016.

Therefore, there will be lots of pressure this winter (inside and outside the organization) to be sure they're in a much better position when they hit Port St. Lucie, Florida in four months.

Tags: Bartolo Colon, James Loney, Jerry Blevins, Jon Niese, Kelly Johnson, Lucas Duda, Neil Walker, Yoenis Cespedes, Matthew Cerrone
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The Mets need to cut down to 25 players and set a Wild Card roster by Wednesday's night's Wild Card game against the Giants at Citi Field.

The buzz from Citi Field is that they'll probably end up starting left-handed hitting 1B Lucas Duda against Giants LHP Madison Bumgarner, as opposed to James Loney. In that case, it's possible Loney is left off the roster entirely, because they'll need Eric Campbell to be a right-handed bat off the bench. Also, Terry Collins said Sunday that Seth Lugo or Robert Gsellman will be left behind, since one of the two of them will be needed to start Game 2 of the NLDS, in the event the Mets win Wednesday.

Tags: Bartolo Colon, Eric Campbell, James Loney, Lucas Duda, Noah Syndergaard, Seth Lugo
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Mets headed back to the playoffs 00:01:49
The New York Mets are postseason-bound after Michael Conforto's sliding catch secured the final out of a 5-3 win over the Phillies.

James Loney's two-out, two-run homer in the sixth snapped a 2-2 tie and lifted the Mets into the playoffs for the second consecutive season after their 5-3 win over the Phillies on Saturday. With the win, New York clinched the top N.L. Wild Card spot and will play either San Francisco or St. Louis on Wednesday night at Citi Field.

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The Mets (86-74) will look to clinch a Wild Card spot outright as they face the Phillies (70-90) in Philadelphia on Saturday, which you can follow online here.



RHP Bartolo Colon (14-8, 3.42 ERA) will get the start for the Mets and will be opposed by RHP Phil Klein (0-1, 8.22 ERA).

Colon looks to rebound after a poor start in Miami where he allowed seven runs in 2.1 innings. Last beat Philadelphia on Aug. 26, giving up four runs in seven innings of work at Citi Field. Has pitched at least six innings in seven of his last eight starts. 

Klein will be making just his second start of the season and fourth of his career. His one start this season saw him give up four runs on eight hits against the Giants on Aug. 3. Was charged with three runs on two hits in just 0.1 innings of relief against the Mets on Sept. 25. 

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Robert Gsellman will start tonight for the Mets. Bartolo Colon is scheduled to start Saturday, followed by Noah Syndergaard on Sunday, during what will be the team's final regular season games of 2016.

"After flirting with having Colon pitch on short rest Friday, the Mets intend to stick with their original plan," ESPN's Adam Rubin wrote last night. "So, Gsellman will open the series against the Phillies, followed by Colon on Saturday."

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James Loney and Jay Bruce hit two-run homers and Jeurys Familia earned his 50th save of the season as the Mets beat the Marlins, 5-2, on Wednesday night in Miami >> Read more



The Cardinals and Giants both lost, meaning the Mets are two losses up on the Cardinals and one loss up on the Giants in the Wild Card race.

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Bartolo Colon pitches against the Braves at Turner Field.  (Shanna Lockwood (USA Today))
Bartolo Colon pitches against the Braves at Turner Field. (Shanna Lockwood (USA Today))

Bartolo Colon has been pitching with a tendon issue in his right foot, Terry Collins revealed to reporters before Tuesday's game.

Colon first suffered the injury while running the bases.

According to Collins, Colon is still on target to start Saturday against the Phillies.

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Post Game Extra: 09/26/16 00:05:03
On an emotional night in Miami following the death of star pitcher Jose Fernandez, the Marlins defeated the Mets, 7-3.

Dee Gordon hit Bartolo Colon's third pitch of the game for a home run and the Marlins scored seven times in the first three innings en route to an emotional 7-3 win over the Mets on Monday night at Marlins Park.

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The Mets (83-73) and Marlins (77-78) begin a three-game series in Miami on Monday, which you can watch on SNY or follow online here.

The Marlins will wear No. 16 to honor their teammate Jose Fernandez, who tragically passed away in a boating accident early Sunday morning.



RHP Bartolo Colon (14-7, 3.12 ERA) will get the start for the Mets and will be opposed by LHP Adam Conley (8-6, 3.94).

Colon has been stellar for the Mets lately, going 4-0 with a 2.35 ERA in his last seven starts. In his most recent outing, Colon pitched 6.2 innings and allowed two earned runs on six hits while striking out six. Colon has allowed only six earned runs in his last five starts, spanning 32.2 innings.

Conley returns to the mound for the first time for the Marlins since Aug. 13. In his final two starts before going on the DL, Conley allowed 11 earned runs on 12 hits in only nine innings, walking four batters in each of the two outings.

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(Anthony Gruppuso)

The Mets won two of three games from the Phillies over the weekend at Citi Field, including a 17-0 victory on Sunday, which was their last regular season home game of the season >> Read more

The Giant and Cardinals both lost on Sunday. With six games left in the season, the Mets are now one game ahead of the Giants for the first Wild Card spot and 1.5 games up on the Cardinals...


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Post Game Extra: 09/21/16 00:04:02
Yoenis Cespedes was robbed of a potential game-winning home run in the ninth inning completing the Braves' sweep of the Mets, 4-3.

Ender Inciarte drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth and then robbed Yoenis Cespedes of a game-winning three-run homer in the bottom of the inning as the Mets were swept by the Braves with a 4-3 loss on Wednesday night at Citi Field.

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The Mets (80-71) look to get back in the win column and take the final game of their series with the Braves (60-91) at Citi Field on Wednesday at 7:10 p.m, which you can watch on SNY or follow online



Bartolo Colon (14-7, 3.14 ERA) gets the start for the Mets and will face off against RHP Ryan Weber (1-1, 5.46 ERA) of the Braves.

Colon pitched well his last time out, limiting the Twins to just three hits over seven innings of work. The right-hander has had a strong September, pitching to the tune of 2-0 record with a 1.42 ERA. Did give up three runs over six innings on Sept. 10 in Atlanta. 

Weber is making just his second start of this season and seventh of his career. In his one start this year, he allowed five runs over three innings against the Nationals. In two innings of relief against the Mets on April 23, he allowed six hits and three runs. 

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Mets RHP Bartolo Colon has a Cy Young Award in his trophy case, and while he won't be adding a Silver Slugger to his collection any time soon, he's lined up to snag his first Gold Glove award this season.

Colon may not look the part of the defensive wiz, but he has established himself as one of the most consistent and effective fielders at his position by any number of measures that appeal to award voters. On the traditional side, he controls the running game as well as anyone. His four pickoffs rank second in the league and he has the lowest steal rate on his team. He is quick off the mound and sure-handed, as evidenced by his 36 assists and 5 double plays started, both second in the league.

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The Mets couldn't come back from a 5-1 deficit as they lost to the Braves, 5-4, on Tuesday night at Citi Field >> Read more

The Cardinals won and the Giants won, resulting in a three-way tie for the two Wild Card spots..

What happens if the Mets, Cardinals, and Giants end up in a three-way tie? Read more here!

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The way the rotation is set up, Noah Syndergaard is in line to start for the Mets in a potential NL Wild Card, Terry Collins told reporters Monday.

In two starts against the Giants this season, Syndergaard was 1-1 with a 2.61 ERA and 12 strikeouts in 13.2 innings. He was charged with two runs in six innings against the Cardinals.

Meanwhile, according to Collins, Bartolo Colon is in line to start Game 1 of the Division Series, if the Mets were to advance beyond the Wild Card round.

In two starts against the Cubs this season, Colon was tagged for eight runs in 10 innings.

Tags: Bartolo Colon, Noah Syndergaard

Post Game Extra: Mets top Twins 00:03:14
Jose Reyes and Asdrubal Cabrera hit back-to-back homers and Bartolo Colon threw seven scoreless innings in Friday's win over the Twins.

Jose Reyes and Asdrubal Cabrera hit consecutive homers in support of Bartolo Colon as the Mets solidified their spot in the National League Wild Card race with 3-0 win over the Twins on Friday night at Citi Field.

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Bartolo Colon (40) laughs with pitchers Noah Syndergaard (34) and Jacob deGrom (48) during batting practice. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Bartolo Colon (40) laughs with pitchers Noah Syndergaard (34) and Jacob deGrom (48) during batting practice. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Mets RHP Bartolo Colon would like to return to the Mets in 2017, he recently said through an interpreter, according to ESPN.com's Adam Rubin.

"I hope I am here," he again told the Daily News, when recently asked about next season. "If they give me the opportunity, I would love to be here."

In August, he told reporters that before he retires he wants to reach 243 career wins, which would top Juan Marichal for the most ever by a Dominican-born pitcher in the major leagues. Colon currently has 231 wins.

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The Mets were off on Thursday.

The Cardinals opened a four-game series against the Wild Card-leading Giants. The Giants won the first game, meaning Mets are now one game up on the Cardinals for the second wild card.


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 (Shanna Lockwood)
(Shanna Lockwood)

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports early guess is that Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes will receive a four-year deal worth $100 million this offseason.

Heyman cites a source who said there's "zero chance" Cespedes will not exercise his opt-out clause.

Cespedes, 30, agreed to a three-year deal worth $75 million with the Mets last offseason that includes an opt out after this season.

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 (Brad Mills)
(Brad Mills)

Robert Gsellman tossed 5 2/3 scoreless innings but Fernando Salas allowed a solo homer in the seventh inning as the Mets lost to the Nationals, 1-0, on Wednesday in Washington D.C. >> Read more

The Mets remained tied in the loss column for the second wild card with the Cardinals, who lost to the Cubs.


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Seth Lugo gets another start against the Eagles today. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Seth Lugo gets another start against the Eagles today. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

The Mets play the final game of their final series at Turner Field when they take on the Braves at 1:35 p.m. ET, which you can watch on SNY or follow online here...


RHP Seth Lugo (3-2, 2.38 ERA) starts for the Mets against Williams Perez (2-2, 5.47).

Lugo is 3-1 with a 2.19 ERA and 1.01 WHIP in four starts since joining the rotation by default. He is looking to build off a victory against Washington a week ago in which the right-hander gave up just one run on six hits over seven innings.

Perez lasted just 2 1/3 innings on Tuesday at Washington while giving up eight hits and six runs in his first start since straining his right rotator cuff in early June. Perez was 7-6 with a 4.78 ERA last year as a rookie. He pitched four times against the Mets, going 1-0 with a 4.26 ERA.

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The Mets play the second game of their final series at Turner Field when they take on the Braves at 7:10 p.m. ET, which you can watch on WPIX or follow online here...


RHP Bartolo Colon (13-7, 3.22 ERA) starts for the Mets against RHP John Gant (1-3, 4.70 ERA).

Colon tossed six scoreless innings and allowed five hits in his last start. He is 4-1 with a 2.25 ERA (11 earned runs/44.0 innings pitched) in his last seven starts, during which the Mets are 5-2. He is 8-4 with a 3.02 ERA (28 earned runs/83.1 innings pitched) in 15 games (14 starts) on the road this season.

Gant was acquired from the Mets in last summer's deal that brought Kelly Johnson and Juan Uribe to the Mets. In his last start against the Phillies, he pitched five innings and let up three runs and five hits.

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Bartolo Colon throws during the first inning: Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY
Bartolo Colon throws during the first inning: Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY

Bartolo Colon pitched six scoreless innings and gave up five hits during Monday's 5-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ballpark.

Colon flew ahead of his teammates and arrived in Cincinnati around 3 pm Sunday for Monday's 1 pm start. The rest of the team got in to their hotel around 3 am Monday, after leaving New York following a Sunday night game.

"Colon was really rolling good. He really was," Reds manager Bryan Price said after the game. "We saw a real masterful pitcher pitch a great game."

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The Mets took two of three from the Nationals at Citi Field, after which they traveled to Cincinnati where Bartolo Colon allowed one run in six innings Monday during a 5-0 win against the Reds at Great American Ballpark >> Read more

Also on Monday, the Cardinals beat the Pirates, and the Giants lost to the Rockies, moving the Mets to within two losses of both Wild Card spots in the National League...


Tags: Bartolo Colon, Eric Campbell, Erik Goeddel, Josh Edgin, Matt Reynolds, Rafael Montero
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Post Game Extra: 09/05/16 00:02:46
Gary Cohen and Ron Darling break down the Mets' 5-0 victory against the Reds on Monday.

Bartolo Colon pitched six innings and despite a turnaround of barely 14 hours from their win on Sunday night, the Mets stayed hot with a 5-0 win over the Reds on Monday at Great American Ball Park.

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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

The Mets open a three-game series with the Reds on Monday in Cincinnati at 1:10 p.m. ET on SNY.

Follow the game on SNY.tv...


Reds Mets
Jose Peraza, CF Alejandro De Aza, CF
Zack Cozart, SS Michael Conforto, LF
Joey Votto, 1B Wilmer Flores, 2B
Adam Duvall, LF Jay Bruce, RF
Brandon Phillips, 2B Kelly Johnson, 3B
Scott Schebler, RF Travis d'Arnaud, C
Eugenio Suarez, 3B James Loney, 1B
Tucker Barnhart, C Matt Reynolds, SS
Robert Stephenson, P Bartolo Colon, P

When and Where:  1:10 p.m. ET on SNY.


Who's pitching for the Mets: RHP Bartolo Colon (3.35 ERA, 1.24 WHIP), who allowed two runs (one earned) on seven hits while walking none and striking out three in 7.0 innings against the Marlins during his last start. Colon has allowed two earned runs or less in five of his last six starts.

Who's Pitching for the Reds: RHP Robert Stephenson (3.00 ERA, 1.08 WHIP), who has made just two starts this season, both of which were in April. He allowed four runs (three earned) in 5.0 innings on April 7 against the Phillies, and allowed one run in 7.0 innings against the Rockies on April 19.

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Mets RHP Bartolo Colon would be 'delighted' to return to the team in 2017, he recently said through an interpreter, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.

"If they gave me the opportunity, I would be delighted to come back," Colon said.

He also mentioned that it would be meaningful for him to break Juan Marichal's record for Major League wins for a Dominican-born pitcher and/or Dennis Martinez' wins record for Latin American-born pitchers.

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Bartolo Colon (40) delivers a pitch at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
Bartolo Colon (40) delivers a pitch at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Bartolo Colon pitched seven innings and allowed one earned run and seven hits during Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Miami Marlins at Citi Field.

Colon, 43, has thrown at least six innings in six of his last eight starts, during which he is 4-2 with a 3.06 ERA. He has allowed two earned runs or fewer in 15 of his last 19 starts.

"That's what he does," manager Terry Collins said after the win. "He just goes out and does his job. As we've said so many times here in the past two weeks with all of our pitching issues, he's the one constant. He takes it every five days. The guy's 43 years old. I brought him back on short rest. He never says a word, just took the ball and did his job."

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Kelly Johnson smashes a bases clearing three-run double in the bottom of the eighth to put the Mets ahead 5-2 in the win over the Marlins.

Bartolo Colon allowed one run in seven innings and Kelly Johnson hit a go-ahead double in the eighth inning as the Mets beat the Marlins, 5-2, on Wednesday night at Citi FIeld.

The Cardinals and Pirates lost, moving the Mets to just two losses back of the second Wild Card.


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