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Bartolo Colon picks up the 200th win of his career

Aug 8, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

Bartolo Colon AP

Mets starter Bartolo Colon won the 200th game of his 17-year career with a strong performance in Philadelphia against the Phillies on Friday night. The right-hander allowed just one run on six hits over eight innings, out-dueling Phillies starter A.J. Burnett. Colon had a chance to win #200 last Sunday, but struggled against the Giants.

The Mets bullpen put Colon’s 200th win in jeopardy with a shaky ninth inning. Lefty Dana Eveland started the inning, allowing a lead-off double to Chase Utley followed by a walk to Ryan Howard. Manager Terry Collins brought in closer Jenrry Mejia, dealing with a calf issue lately, but he was greeted with a Marlon Byrd single to load the bases. Grady Sizemore knocked in a pair with a double off of the right field wall — nearly a game-tying grand slam — to make it 5-3. Carlos Ruiz weakly lined out to right field for the first out, then Cody Asche grounded out to the right side, knocking in a run in the process. Mejia was finally able to get pinch-hitter Reid Brignac to strike out looking to end the game, preserving Colon’s win.

Colon, 41, is the 92nd pitcher to accrue 200 wins over his career. Giants starter Tim Hudson and CC Sabathia of the Yankees are the only other active members of the 200-win club. Blue Jays lefty Mark Buehrle, with 197 wins, will be the next to get his credential into the club, perhaps by the end of this month.

Colon has dominated the Phillies this season. He has gone at least seven innings and gotten the win in all three starts, allowing only four runs in total. On the season, he has an 11-9 record with a 3.97 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and a 117/20 K/BB ratio in 154 1/3 innings.

  1. Francisco (FC) - Aug 8, 2014 at 10:54 PM

    Out-Dueling? Come on Bill. Call it like it is. Burnett Sucked! That’s not a duel.

    • renaado - Aug 8, 2014 at 11:13 PM

      Time for the less Phightin Phills to stock up and refuel next year. They’re at empty since the start of the season.

      • raysfan1 - Aug 9, 2014 at 2:04 PM

        They need a GM who understands it’s not 2009 anymore.

  2. slappymcknucklepunch - Aug 9, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    And to think a big flabby guy like him won 200 games facing all these roided up sluggers.

    Oh wait…..

    This is why I do not care about PEDs. He had a great career facing some of the best hitters ever.

    “Too bad it never happened” BBWAA.

    • ptfu - Aug 9, 2014 at 6:32 AM

      “This isn’t a body, it’s a cruel family joke.” — Curt Schilling (who won 216 games) on his 6-foot-4, 226-pound physique

  3. nothanksimdriving123 - Aug 9, 2014 at 12:16 AM

    Congrats Bart. Only 311 more to tie Cy.

  4. joestemme - Aug 9, 2014 at 12:46 AM

    I guess he got that last shipment of ‘roids in before the next crackdown. Or, just had some left over…….

  5. rawdog2013 - Aug 9, 2014 at 12:53 AM

    Bull Frog gettin it done.
    We miss him in Oakland.

  6. mungman69 - Aug 9, 2014 at 2:33 AM

    Bring back roids. There’s not enuff offense for today’s fans. 200 wins is pretty good.

  7. kiwicricket - Aug 9, 2014 at 8:01 AM

    The Dugong reaches 200 wins. Nice work.

  8. elguapo16 - Aug 9, 2014 at 8:24 AM

    Ruiz’s “weak line out” was actually only an out because of a terrific sliding catch by Granderson. If he doesn’t catch that ball, Colon doesn’t get his 200th…

  9. boogerhill - Aug 9, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    TONS of fun!!!

  10. elvin2014 - Aug 9, 2014 at 9:35 PM

    Congratulations to Bartolo Colon….

    Bartolo Colon is one of the best MLB starting pitcher of all time….No doubt….

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