Bartolo Colon

Terry Collins is cutting Bartolo Colon a little slack

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.




14 comments
Nick Antinarella
Nick Antinarella

I read that headline too quickly and thought Collins was cutting Colon a little "snack"….which wouldn't have surprised me much.

Jeffrey Miller
Jeffrey Miller

Terry C musta learned doublespeak from Casey? Then why is he pitchin? Granted teh stress and time combined w/ his "conditioning" probably DID fatigue Barto a bit but, then again, it's not like he flew space A coach!

Joe Boko
Joe Boko

You guys have terrible memories if you can't remember some of the garbage teams Terry had to work with the last couple of years. This unfortunately isn't soccer where the manager gets his guy, that's Sandy's job...and that's a whole other story, involving delusional cheapskate owners.

Eric Ohlson
Eric Ohlson

Wow, not even Sept. yet and we're already guaranteed to fall short of 90 wins. Not only that, we might not reach last years total. Take s bow SA & TC!

BerryBeltran
BerryBeltran

Terry Collins has been cut slack for 4 years going on 5 years next season so he knows what that means to have slack cut lol

matmil
matmil

Collins has shown one overriding talent this year. Making excuses for bad play. undoubtedly there are reasons people under perform but it is not the managers job to make excuses for them. It"s his job to find ways to overcome the reasons for the bad play.

gangsta
gangsta

terry-collins-is-cutting-bartolo-colon-a-little-slack

What does that even mean? As if Terry is some tough manager who is not going to hold someone accountable this one time, what a farce

Robby Johnson
Robby Johnson

@Paul LeBarron  Why's it such a big deal for a manager to have his player's back?  That's what any good manager does for his guys.

gangsta
gangsta

Please, enough with the excuses, Collins stinks and he belongs in the bush leagues. He actually makes me miss Jerry gangsta Manuel, Art Howe, and Jeff Torborg.

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

Oh please. Just once can this shmuck get slightly more out of a team than people expect? He is a terrible manager in any manner of speaking.

Frank Accardi
Frank Accardi

Terry doesn't want to kill bartolos trade value

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

TC is all about accountability. I couldn't even say that with a straight face.

bleck319
bleck319

Terry probably isn't the right guy to lead a championship club, but even Bobby Cox couldn't get 80 wins out of this team.

Granderson is batting just over .200 and won't even crack 70 RBI.

Wright might not hit 10 homers and is slugging well below .400.

SS and LF have been disaster spots.

d'Arnaud has come on strong lately, but is playing to a zero WAR.

Lagares, Murphy, and Duda are the only players on the team who have generated above average production. And that includes most pitchers outside of deGrom and some of the relievers.

And we don't have an ace. As good as the potential might be for our pitching staff, the results are average this year compared to the rest of the league. Because, guess what? Many other teams have strong young pitching.

This is a 75 win team. They have a lot of work to do to become competitive. No manager could lead this bunch to the playoffs.

gangsta
gangsta

I love it, you gave me a laugh too