Bartolo Colon lost for the first time in eight starts when he gave up five runs in six innings against the Pirates on Sunday.
“I just think because I’ve already gone against them once, they probably prepared and knew what I was coming with,” Colon said. “I try not to look too much into it.”
Colon tossed seven shutout innings against the Pirates on May 28.
“Obviously when you put those kinds of swings on it, he was getting balls in the middle of the plate,” Terry Collins said after the game. “He hasn’t been hit that hard in a long time.”
Colon entered the game 6-0 with a 2.37 ERA during his previous eight games.