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Bartolo Colon likely to start Saturday against Mets

Jun 29, 2011, 11:08 PM EST

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According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Yankees GM Brian Cashman revealed Wednesday that there’s a “good likelihood” right-hander Bartolo Colon will be activated from the 15-day disabled list on Saturday to start against the crosstown Mets.

Colon threw 60 pitches Tuesday in a simulated game and reported no abnormal pain or discomfort in his once-strained left hamstring. He was also spotted practicing his bunting in Tampa on Monday, an indication that he is preparing for a start in a National League park (like the Mets’ Citi Field).

Colon has posted a remarkable 3.10 ERA and 1.07 WHIP through 78 1/3 innings this year after sitting out all of 2010 and making just 19 starts combined in ’08 and ’09. He has fanned 72 batters and walked only 18.

  1. yankeesfanlen - Jun 29, 2011 at 11:12 PM

    No problems. The Metropolitans have used up all their runs against the Tigers.

    • uyf1950 - Jun 30, 2011 at 11:25 AM

      My friend, if you will allow me to para-phase a Franklin Roosevelt saying: “walk softly Bartolo and strike out many”.

      • yankeesfanlen - Jun 30, 2011 at 11:33 AM

        uyf- I think our friend Bart will pick up where he left off. My biggest hope is when he comes to bat he stands there like a cigar store Indian and let’s 3 or 4 whiz past him. Don’t need any heroes in the batter’s box- we might start complaining about injuries.
        Btw- you’re para-phrasing Teddy.

  2. bigharold - Jun 30, 2011 at 1:34 AM

    I gotta get me some of them there system cells….

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