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Bartolo Colon rubs up a new baseball as Albert Pujols rounds the bases after hitting the second of three straight Angels home runs in the first inning on April 13, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Mets Notes: What Do Bartolo Colon And Pete Harnisch Have In Common?

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the only other time that a Mets pitcher gave up three consecutive first-inning home runs was on July 23, 1996 at Coors Field.

04/14/2014

ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 13: Bartolo Colon #40 of the New York Mets throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 13, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Angels Shell Colon In 14-2 Rout Of Mets

Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Raul Ibanez hit consecutive home runs off Bartolo Colon in the first inning, setting the tone for the Los Angeles Angels’ 14-2 rout of the New York Mets on Sunday in the decisive game of their interleague series.

04/14/2014

Bartolo Colon (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

WATCH: Mets’ Bartolo Colon Shakes Belly Fat After Dominating Braves

After leaving the game in the bullpen’s hands, the television broadcast caught the veteran grabbing his belly fat and shaking it. With a grin on his face, of course.

04/09/2014

Eric Young Jr. #22 of the New York Mets steals second base under the tag of Dan Uggla #26 of the Atlanta Braves in the third inning at Turner Field on April 8, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Bartolo Colon Dominant As Mets Shut Out Braves 4-0

Bartolo Colon combined with two relievers on an eight-hitter, Ruben Tejada drove in two runs with two hits and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 on Tuesday night.

04/09/2014

Curtis Granderson reacts after striking out in the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals on April 2, 2013 at Citi Field. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Granderson Booed As Mets Set Mark For Most Ks In First 2 Games

The Mets are off to a record-setting start. Not the kind they had in mind, though. The 31 whiffs by New York batters were the most in the first two games since at least 1914.

04/03/2014

Manager Terry Collins #10 directs Chris Young #1 of the New York Mets during a morning workout. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Season Preview: With New Faces, Mets Aiming To End 5-Year Losing Streak

Five straight losing seasons. That’s what the New York Mets have produced since moving into Citi Field. David Wright, for one, is tired of it.

03/27/2014

Dillon Gee (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Dillon Gee Likely To Get Opening Day Nod For Mets

“He’s probably the lead guy because of his success against the Nationals,” Collins said. “And to be honest, no disrespect to Bartolo or anybody else, but this guy’s won more games for us in three years than anybody on the staff.”

03/21/2014

David Wright (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

AUDIO: Eddie C’s Mets Notebook — Wright, Murphy Praise Bartolo Colon

What Wright learned most emphatically during an at-bat was this: If you try to guess along with Colon as a hitter, you’ll lose.

03/12/2014

Anthony Seratelli (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Colon Allows 3 Runs In Spring Debut; Mets Get Hammered By Fish

Bartolo Colon made his exhibition debut for the Mets and allowed three runs and five hits in four innings with one walk and one strikeout.

03/10/2014

Bobby Parnell (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Mets’ Niese, Colon, Parnell Closer To Appearing In Spring Games

Starters Jon Niese and Bartolo Colon and closer Bobby Parnell pitched batting practice with fielders Thursday.

03/06/2014

Jonathon Niese (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Jon Niese, Projected To Start Opening Day, Sent To NY For MRI On Shoulder

The 27-year-old told manager Terry Collins on Wednesday that his arm feels “dead,” according to MLB.com. He’s headed to New York to get an MRI on his shoulder. Collins said it’s just a precautionary move.

02/26/2014

Matt Harvey (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Eddie C’s Mets Notebook: Harvey Wants Focus To Remain On Team

Matt Harvey is back! Well, sort of. Harvey met a major goal on Saturday when he threw his first pitches since undergoing Tommy John surgery.

02/24/2014

Sandy Alderson (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Palladino: Mets Only Wish They Had Yankees’ Problems

While some Yankees fans engaged themselves in some minor hand-wringing over Masahiro Tanaka’s middle-distance running capabilities, just as many Mets fans wondered why on earth Ike Davis is still on the roster.

02/17/2014

Noah Syndergaard (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Mets Begin Spring Training With Some Optimism, But Also Many Issues

It’s going to be an intriguing season for the Mets, one filled expected maturation of young players and production from some key veteran signings, but where the Amazins end up in the NL East is anyone’s guess.

02/15/2014

Zack Wheeler (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

With Harvey A Long Way Off, Wheeler Vows To Be The Mets’ Ace In 2014

Wheeler showed signs last season of becoming a co-ace with Harvey, which is exactly what the Mets envisioned when they acquired the hard-throwing right-hander from the San Francisco Giants for Carlos Beltran back in July 2011.

02/05/2014

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