Bartolo Colon 1

Recap: Mets 10 – A’s 1

Result: The Mets dominated the A’s on Tuesday night in the first of two, 10-1.


Need to KnowBartolo Colon (8-5) continued his excellent pace on the mound. He allowed one run on four hits over eight innings and is now 6-0 over his last seven starts. That’s thanks in large part to a Mets offense that has scored 21 runs in the last two games. They trailed 1-0 in the second inning when Curtis Granderson and Chris Young hit back-to-back home runs to give the Amazins a 3-1 lead. It began a domination of Scott Kazmir (9-4), who was came into his first start in Queens with the top ERA in the American League. Granderson had three RBIs in the win, and Young would hit another homer before the night was over. It was also Travis d’Arnaud’s first game back in the big leagues since being demoted to the minors, and he made it count with a three-run bomb in the third inning that made it 7-1. The Mets have won five out of six.


Game Ball: It has to be Colon, who had no trouble cruising through eight innings and striking out eight A’s while gaining another base hit in the process.


Links: AP Recap Box score


What’s next: The Mets will conclude their quick two-game set with the A’s on Wednesday night at 7:10 PM. Brad Mills opposes Zack Wheeler.

 




147 comments
Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

Two laughers in a row. Plus we beat-up on Kazmir (somewhere out there Al Leiter and John Franco are having a good laugh). Kazmir is having a very good season but he was essentially throwing batting practice up there. Have to say I have mixed feelings about CY's great day. Nice to see him go deep (twice) but we all know this will secure his roster spot for another two months. And a minor point. Why have Colon pitch the eighth? The game was well in hand. This is why you have guys like Eveland.

Eddie_Dean
Eddie_Dean

Told everyone they were making the right decision bringing d'Arnaud back at home to face the A's, rather than waiting for the road trip to start.......lol.....

Mark Kunzmann
Mark Kunzmann

Very nice game all in all. So nice watching and not have to worry about the other teams big inning. Now can they keep it up!! Go Mets

Kevin VanTassell
Kevin VanTassell

Next 5 games will be important, no matter what happened last night the A's are a very good team, and the Pirates are a very hot team this month. Playing well in these next five games could give the Mets some real confidence moving forward.

wishitws86
wishitws86

Atta boy Bartolo, drive up that trade value. Nice to see Travis come back with some confidence, hopefully he has a nice 2nd half.

aatm
aatm

@stemog 

Can't take all the credit for the Frazier idea. My brother is a huge Red's fan and he was the one who thought the Mets should look into this.

I would have no problem dealing Flores, but I don't want to part with Montero...maybe deGrom...

aatm
aatm

Was my syntax incorrect? Did I dangle a participle?

Jonathan Corbin
Jonathan Corbin

Long time reader, first time commentor.  PLEASE PROOFREAD.  I can't afford to become stupider than I already am. 


aatm
aatm

I'd like to see a trade for the Red's Todd Frazier. Plays the corners and some outfield. Good right handed pop. New Jersey native. A bigger, stronger version of Campbell (whom I wouldn't mind seeing on the field more often). Frazier could spell Wright at third, and could spell Duda at first. Probably wouldn't take too much to get him. In my book, he would take Chris Young's spot when Young reverts to his normal production...

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

7-8-9 have killed the offense all year long. It's not like 1-6 have been murderers row either. But if dArnaud can even hit 250 with some occasional pop he extends the lineup and makes a world of a difference

Randy Dela Cruz
Randy Dela Cruz

Don't get too excited. Remember, the team was only a game under .500 not too long ago and then went into a terrible tailspin. CY is still terrible. Don't beam about him because of one good game. This team has a lot of problems. A couple good games don't make up for all the bad stuff that already been a part of this team.

Danny Tortorella
Danny Tortorella

Bottom line not true fans just haters that like to talk trash.

Danny Tortorella
Danny Tortorella

Joe Wenzel what are u a dope!! Who keeps track , lol they're 1.5 inches on top of where im writing this. Doesn't take a rocket scientist

bigdirty
bigdirty

The Colon signing is as good as advertised. The guy is solid every time out. Very much worth the $10 million investment this year.

Doubleday
Doubleday

I'm rooting for CY, and I'll say again what I've said before - none of his HR's are ever cheap.  The talent is there ... somewhere.  Big night for CY, big night for TDA.  Granderson, after a horrendous start is performing as advertised.  And Bartolo.  The guy is astounding.  Ron Darling is very critical of most pitchers, but when he talks about 'Tolo he just beams.  Every night Colon is on the hill, the Mets young hurlers get a pitching clinic.

rodd
rodd

SAW A TEAM THAT WAS AMAZING! IT LOOKS LIKE A DIFFERENT TEAM. SIMPLY AMAZING!

Tormented Mets Fan
Tormented Mets Fan

Watching MLB Tonight, and they were showing their All Star Sleepers and nobody said Daniel Murphy. Does he not exist?

15th in NL in Batting Average

T-6th in NL in Runs Scored

LEADS NL in Hits!!!

Among second basemen, besides Utley, who else has outperformed him!

Chris Kujawa
Chris Kujawa

"Scott Kazmir (9-4), who was came into his first start in Queens"

Robert C. Smith
Robert C. Smith

Even this grizzled ol' cynic has to admit: Tonight's game was a blast, probably the best of the season.

1harris1
1harris1

I missed most of the game tonight.  How close was CY to hitting that 3rd home run in his last AB?  CY indicated in a post game interview that he thought he might have had it.  I don't believe that any Met player has ever hit three homeruns in a home game.  It would have been comical if CY had been the first.

tw22
tw22

Where are all the Colon haters?

eric88
eric88

Campbell doubles, Duda does not hit lefty's. Campbell starts tomorrow with a lefty pitching. No way Duda starts and Campbell gets a seat next to Flores. Terry's here, remember.

eric88
eric88

Is 90 RBI"s excellent with 600 AB's all batting 3rd. It's OK. !5 HR's, I doubt it.

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

@Kenneth Meltsner Why not have Colon pitch the 8th?  He was dealing, in a groove and under no duress.  It's hardly like he was overextended and will affect his next start.

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

@Steven Matregrano  It's ironic that your posts always seem to be the worst buzz killers.  Fan is short for fanatic.  Mets fans are exactly the same as all other sports fans.  They've played well over the course of the last 5 games, not quite enough to undue the last five years.  Even the worst teams will go on a decent two week run over the course of 162.  If they go 23-5 in a month, people will start to take notice, until then they've really proved nothing.  It's far more plausible that last night's highly unusual gale force winds in combination with Kasmir being "up in the zone" had more to do with the Mets offensive display last night than the team suddenly making some sort of quantum leap.  



BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

@mets2death A guy hits a homer off one of the best pitchers in the league this year, has another, and misses a third by a matter of feet and you're all over him?  He gets a pass for a little while, it's only fair.


There's no pleasing irrationality.  Considering the other options are a very weak player in EYJ, an apparently brittle Juan Lagares, and AAAA darlings Kirk and MDD? 


CY has to stick around until there's better options.

Eddie_Dean
Eddie_Dean

@mets2death I'm not fooled by it, but it is tough to release a guy you owe $3.5 million to after he just hit 2 homers in a game. Especially if he has another good game tonight.


If he does stick around, I do hope Terry at least relegates him to the role Scott Hairston played a few seasons ago, and only starts him against lefties.

Kevin John
Kevin John

@Kevin VanTassell Don't get your hopes up. We've seen this over and over before. Just when the Mets start playing good ball, it all comes crashing down

Kevin VanTassell
Kevin VanTassell

Would be nice to have the whole team continue to improve enough where Colon will have "keep value".

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

I'd like to see the winning numbers for tonight's lottery drawing.  Why would Cincy do this?  Frazier's young, cheap, controllable for another few years, and productive.  Plus while they're only treading water in the division, Cincy is 3 games out of a WC spot.  They'd trade a productive homegrown talent for a virtual unknown in 2 glorified prospects who haven't shown much on the ML level?  To make Frazier a UTILITY player???  Is there a background story here?  Is Frazier in the doghouse in Cincy or something?  Is Jocketty concussed?

stemog
stemog

 Not sure what you mean by wouldn't take too much to get him, but he's a good player. Probably would take Montero and Flores at least. Frazier is cheap so there is no reason for the Reds to trade him unless they're getting something good back. I like the idea though.

pimpinbell
pimpinbell

@Tarheel11 Yeah we definitely need more production out of the 9-hole.  Sheesh.

lindro88
lindro88

Does that mean no one should ever acknowledge when the team puts a few good games together? I doubt anyone watching this team closely is thinking of this as a playoff team. Btw plenty of teams have played way worse than the Mets through June, only to go on and play great after the ASG . I don't think this team us good enough to do that, but they haven't buried themselves. I think most fans are just hoping this team can play better as the season progresses, to at least keep the season interesting.

lindro88
lindro88

People loved dumping on this guy after a couple of bad starts. Talking about his "one" good year. He's been good for 4 yrs. he had one great year, and looks like he's on his way to a 15 win season.

spelletrader
spelletrader

Yes, he can hit a hanging breaking ball pretty damn far. He still hasn't shown that he can hit a fastball worth a damn.

lindro88
lindro88

If the Mets were better, he'd probably get a little more attention, although he hasn't played like an All Star IMO.

Stosh Ilford
Stosh Ilford

@1harris1 Seven Mets have hit three in a game:


Jose Reyes

Edgardo Alfonzo

Gary Carter
Darryl Strawberry
Claudell Washington
Dave Kingman
Jim Hickman

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

@1harris1 I believe it was caught about 5 or so feet from the wall.  I thought he got it off the the bat

John Paul Cullinane
John Paul Cullinane

I'm here.  Still don't like him and will stand by that.  I'm glad he is pitching well - now, I hope the mets package him with a prospect for some help as he is not part of the future.

Shawn M. Milburn
Shawn M. Milburn

Wright's historically a DBls and gap hitter, by seasons end he should have close to 40 DBls, 90 rbis and hit .300....he's a #3 hitter, we were spoiled with hr seasons of 27/26/30/33 and agAin 29 in 2010 all yrs when Delgado, Floyd, Beltran, Green and Alou protected him, no doubt the stadium has hurt him, but he did hit 29 one yr since Citi opened. If we had a Stanton/CarGo/Cabrera type hitter, he would probably have better power numbers....what would u rather have? 25 hrs and a .260 average or a .300 ave with 15 hrs? The fact he is on pace for the #s he has is amazing considering only murph and of late Grandy are the only ones consistently hitting in the lineup with him.

yankeehater
yankeehater

@eric88 He has 6...but thats still pretty pathetic. He'd have to be hitting .320+ to justify that little power.

Eddie_Dean
Eddie_Dean

@John Paul Cullinane Unless Gee comes back and pitches great between now and the trade deadline, I really don't see them moving Colon this year. They need his innings.

lindro88
lindro88

Why can't he be part of next seasons team? Wouldn't it be nice to have him in a rotation with Harvey at the top? How many more prospects do you want? At some point they have to try to put a good team on the field. Maybe next season that happens. Btw, what don't you like about him? The fact hat he pitches a solid game just about every start? The guy is a good pitcher, and if he keeps pitching at the level he has recently, he's gonna win 15 or 16 games for a team that probably won't finish .500. I'd like to know what there is not to like about that?