Yankee fans know Bartolo Colon as the chubby pitcher who donned the Yankee pinstripes back in 2011.
Colon was on the hill in Oakland last night, and threw six full innings allowing just three hits eventually leading his Athletics to a 6-4 beating of New York. For his part, Colon performance was as solid as can be.
The 40-year old righty has been defying the odds all season long. His ridiculous numbers, like walking only seven batters all year is certainly not going unnoticed.
Here are a few recent quotes written about Colon:
“It’s easy to view Colon as a guy at the end of his career, but hey, maybe not. He’s pitching beautifully for the A’s, maybe better than last year.”- 05/27/2013 – Mercury News.
“Where does Bartolo Colon’s season so far rank in baseball history in terms of his ability to not walk batters?” – 06-12-2013 – SB Nation
“It was a nice story after Colon’s 50-game suspension and humble return to the A’s in the spring, but as summer approaches, Colon is an integral part of the starting rotation.” – 06/12/2013 – Bleacher Report- on what Colon should be an All-Star.
No doubt Colon is the A’s ace and having a great year, but aren’t we forgetting something?