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Bartolo Colon, who is not giving up on pitching again in the majors even at age 47, was already a Mets folk hero before he launched a home run deep into the San Diego night in 2016.

But that home run, coming after so many at-bats filled with laughs as Colon spun around and his helmet flew off -- added to his lore.

"I still have the bat; it's a beautiful memory for me," Colon told ESPN's Marly Rivera about the home run and his thoughts before it happened. "Ever since [my debut] with Cleveland, I always dreamt of playing interleague baseball. When I was with the White Sox [in 2003], one time I thought it was going to happen, when I faced Carlos Zambrano of the Cubs. I really thought I was going to hit it out that day because the ball was flying out of the park.

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New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) pitches against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning at Citi Field. (Brad Penner)
New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) pitches against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning at Citi Field. (Brad Penner)

Bartolo Colon is not ready to ride off into the sunset, instead hoping to pitch again in 2020 before retiring. And he made it clear that his preference is to return to the Mets.

"If it was up to me, I would retire with the Mets," Colon said on a video call with ESPN. "I would like my career to end in New York."

The 46-year-old Colon, who did not pitch in 2019, pitched for the Mets from 2014-2016.

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Bartolo Colon played for 11 different teams during his 21-year MLB career, but Mets fans will always look back at his time in Flushing fondly.

In three seasons with the team, Colon pitched to a 3.90 ERA, helped the Mets reach the World Series in 2015, and was an All-Star with the Mets in 2016. But his teammates loved him for who he was in the clubhouse in addition to who he was on the mound. 

On Thursday's Baseball Night in New York: Living Room Edition, Anthony Recker explains what it was like to be Colon's teammate, while Steve Gelbs talks about covering a player like Colon from a media standpoint.

Catch the full episode on SNY at 7 p.m.

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There are moments you can anticipate, and then there are moments that completely come out of nowhere.

That's how SNY play-by-play announcer Gary Cohen described Bartolo Colon's unexpected, epic two-run homer, when the then-42-year-old took Padres pitcher James Shields deep in San Diego four years ago for the first and only time of his career. 

"From the day that Bart became a Met, he was not only a beloved figure because of his size, because of his calm, because of his precision, his ability to beat Father Time, but also because of the -- let's just say -- entertainment value of his at-bats," Cohen explained.

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On the latest edition of SNY's Out of Office Replies, Anthony Recker shares a funny Bartolo Colon story, explains how he knew Jacob deGrom could win the Cy Young, and more.

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Former Mets right-hander Bartolo Colon has amazed us with a behind-the-back flip and a home run deep into the San Diego night. Now, he's showing off his billiards skills.

The 46-year-old Colon hasn't yet hung up his spikes, but he's spending part of the coronavirus hiatus honing his trick shots.

We documented one of them on Sunday. Here's another...

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Sure, Bartolo Colon accomplished a great amount during his MLB playing days. 

In 21 big-league seasons, Colon won 247 games, took home an AL Cy Young Award in 2005, and made the All-Star team four times.

While with the Mets, he also did this:

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Sure, Barolo Colon accomplished a great amount during his MLB playing days. 

In 21 big-league seasons, Colon won 247 games, took home an AL Cy Young Award in 2005, and made the All-Star team four times.

While with the Mets, he also did this:

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Feb 20, 2020; Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA; New York Mets outfielder Jake Marisnick poses for a photo during media day at Clover Park. Mandatory Credit: Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports (Jim Rassol)
Feb 20, 2020; Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA; New York Mets outfielder Jake Marisnick poses for a photo during media day at Clover Park. Mandatory Credit: Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports (Jim Rassol)

With the rest of spring training suspended and the start of the regular season pushed back at least two weeks, there's plenty of time to answer some Mets questions ...


Martin C. from Norwalk >> With all of the talk about the outfield and who will play if Michael Conforto is out for a while, I haven't seen much about Jake Marisnick. Is he still in the Mets' plan for this season?

Marisnick was not acquired in a trade this past winter to be an everyday player. I think -- all along -- he was slated to be a fill-in, defense replacement, fourth outfielder. Unlike last season, when we saw in this role a repeated rotation from Juan Lagares to Keon Broxton to Carlos Gomez and others, it seems Brodie Van Wagenen was hoping to add a player experienced in this role whom the team could ink in and consistently turn to every time he was needed.

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Sep 29, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets third baseman David Wright (5) waves to the crowd after a game against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Sep 29, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets third baseman David Wright (5) waves to the crowd after a game against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

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This decade won't be remembered fondly by Mets' faithful, even if it did include the fifth World Series appearance in franchise history. But it did have its moments.

Here are my Top 10 best/most memorable moments of the 2010s, along with five of the worst. 

The 10 To Remember: 

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New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) pitches against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning at Citi Field. (Brad Penner)
New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) pitches against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning at Citi Field. (Brad Penner)

Although he didn't pitch in 2019, Bartolo Colon is not giving up on his desire to pitch again in the majors, reports Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com.

Sanchez shared a video of Colon throwing off a mound in the Dominican Republic while wearing Mets shorts and a t-shirt.

Click below to see...

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Oct 1, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) in action during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports (Derik Hamilton)
Oct 1, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) in action during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports (Derik Hamilton)

Former Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon was recently spotted working out in the gym in a video posted by MLB insider Hector Gomez.

The 46-year-old Colon, who played for the Mets from 2014 to 2017, has yet to officially retire from the MLB, despite not pitching since 2018 with the Texas Rangers.

With MLB free agency starting up in December, Colon could possibly be preparing for his 22nd MLB season if there's a team looking for pitching help.

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New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) pitches against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning at Citi Field. (Brad Penner)
New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) pitches against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning at Citi Field. (Brad Penner)

Bartolo Colon's life story is coming to a bookstore near you.

The former Cy Young winner and four-time All-Star announced on his Instagram account on Wednesday that he will be releasing a memoir titled, "Big Sexy: The Life and Times of Bartolo Colon," set to hit stores in April 2020. 

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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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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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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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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...

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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.

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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 ...

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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...

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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!

Tags: Bartolo Colon, Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz, Wilmer Flores
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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
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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.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Bartolo Colon
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