Bartolo Colon let up six runs in 5.1 innings Saturday night against the Phillies at Citi Field.
Terry Collins said Colon should be cut some slack after twice traveling to the Dominican Republic, first for his mother’s passing and then her funeral.
“That’s some long trips he had in the last 10 days back and forth like that,” Collins said. “Obviously, he was getting way too much plate (Friday night). He’s usually down, down, down and goes up when he wants to. And those balls were pretty much thigh-high.”
Colon is 12-11 with a 4.01 ERA in 26 starts for the Mets this season.
“I feel a little tired, but it didn’t really affect how I performed in the game,” Colon later said.