Bartolo Colon

PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 29:  Bartolo Colon #40 of the New York Mets pitches in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game at PNC Park on June 29, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Alvarez Goes Deep, Pirates Sink Colon, Mets 5-2

Pedro Alvarez homered and drove in three runs and Edinson Volquez pitched six shutout innings Sunday to propel the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-2 victory over the New York Mets.

06/29/2014

The Mets’ Bartolo Colon pitches during the second inning against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium on June 18, 2014 in St. Louis. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

Colon Does It All As Mets Beat The Heat, Cardinals

Bartolo Colon worked eight dominant innings in 91-degree heat and keyed the go-ahead rally with his first career extra-base hit, helping the New York Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Wednesday to avoid a three-game sweep.

06/19/2014

Curtis Granderson #3 of the New York Mets is congratulated by manager Terry Collins #10 after his first-inning home run against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field on June 15, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Mets Notebook: Grandy Leads Off, 40-Year-Old Club & More

After going 3-3 on their homestand, the Mets go back on the road this week to face the St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins.

06/16/2014

Bobby Abreu #53 of the New York Mets is congratulated by teammates after scoring on a single by Taylor Teagarden #23 during the second inning on June 13, 2014 at Citi Field. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Abreu, Colon Lead Mets Past Padres

Bobby Abreu went 4 for 4 with two RBIs and Bartolo Colon pitched four-hit ball into the eighth inning as the New York Mets turned to a pair of 40-somethings to beat the San Diego Padres 6-2 on Friday night.

06/14/2014

Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets forces out Marlon Byrd #3 of the Philadelphia Phillies at second base on an attempted double play in the second inning at Citizens Bank Park on June 2, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Flores Hits Grand Slam, Mets Bash Phillies 11-2

Wilmer Flores hit a grand slam and drove in a career-high six runs, and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 11-2 Monday night in a makeup from an April rainout.

06/03/2014

Jacob deGrom (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Kallet: The Mets Have Great Pitching, But Does It Even Really Matter?

It’s fantastic that the Mets have a wealth of pitching. But do you know what else it is? Infuriating.

06/02/2014

Bartolo Colon (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Colon Dominates, Wright And Duda Homer As Mets Take Series From Bucs

Bartolo Colon carried a three-hitter into the eighth inning, and the New York Mets got home runs from David Wright and Lucas Duda in a 5-0 victory over the sloppy Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday.

05/29/2014

MIAMI, FL - MAY 06: Bartolo Colon #40 of the New York Mets delivers a pitch during the first inning of the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on May 06, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Mets Shut Out For 3rd Time, Fall To Marlins 3-0

Henderson Alvarez pitched a six-hitter for his second shutout this season, and the Miami Marlins won again at home, beating the New York Mets 3-0 Tuesday night.

05/07/2014

Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig pauses for a photo op with Dinger, the mascot of the Colorado Rockies, prior to their game at Coors Field on May 2, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Mets 10-3. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Eddie C: Bud Selig Kind To Mets; Coors Field, Not So Much

The commish has no doubt about the stability of the Mets’ franchise, even if others do. And the team has been playing well. Well, at least they were — until they got to Colorado.

05/03/2014

The Mets’ Bartolo Colon pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field on April 24, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Matsuzaka Closes Out Mets’ Series Win Over Cardinals

Chris Young homered to start New York’s comeback and slumping Curtis Granderson singled in a run as a pinch hitter as Bartolo Colon and the Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 Thursday.

04/25/2014

Jenrry Mejia (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Palladino: How About Those Hurlers? Mets’ Starters Have Gotten Job Done

This can all blow up in Terry Collins’ face over the next few days, weeks or months. But for now, he can’t argue with what his starters have done lately.

04/23/2014

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

Bartolo Colon (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

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