Bartolo Colon Seeking Cy Young Form
Bartolo Colon won the Cy Young award last year. Really.
Bartolo Colon hardly looks like the defending AL Cy Young award winner.
Having recently returned from shoulder woes that cost him two months, the big guy has been getting lit up like Vegas at night since coming off the DL. Protective eyegear is highly recommended.
In three starts and 20 2/3 IP since his activation, Colon has been shelled for 29 hits and 14 runs (11 earned) while getting spanked for five long balls. A .385 batting average against? Ouch. That’ll leave a mark. On the plus side, with just three walks allowed, his control has been excellent, but he’s managed just 12 Ks, hardly a dominating rate.
Colon takes the mound for the Angels in Seattle Wednesday, so let’s see how this start goes before we completely panic. He’s 4-0, 1.50 at Safeco over the past three years, so if he takes another bitch-slapping tonight, then you shift your worry meter to DefCon 3. Be aware that Colon has already been dropped in a small amount of mixed leagues, a fact that speaks volumes given the paucity of pitching these days.
Maybe Colon is just lacking some inspiration. Perhaps he should delve into his collection of Jake and the Fatman reruns to fuel his competitive juices.