Colon, 44, gave up eight runs in 3 2/3 innings to the Phillies on Monday, ballooning his ERA to 7.78.
Colon inked a one-year, $12.5 million deal with the Braves last November as the club wanted a veteran who could soak up innings. But he’s pitched past the fifth inning in just four of his 12 starts this season.
Craig wrote about Colon earlier, wondering if Monday’s start might have been his last as a Brave. Making this whole thing more awkward, Friday is Bartolo Colon bobblehead night at SunTrust Park.
A lot of people think they have a double walking around someplace on Earth. They may actually be right. We have an example of this in baseball and politics.
Cubs owner Tom Ricketts looks a lot like Texas senator Ted Cruz. Or, since Ricketts is older, I guess Cruz looks like Ricketts. Either way, they could play brothers if someone put on, like, the worst ever production of some play about brothers.
If you’re not familiar with one or both of those guys, take a gander at the photo that was taken of the two of them in Washington this morning as the Cubs made the rounds with their World Series trophy:
Referring to Willson Contreras, of course, who has allowed 31 stolen bases to opponents while behind the dish. Coincidentally, Montero has allowed 31 stolen bases when he has played as well. Contreras has played in 24 more games than Montero, by the way.
I predict that, by around 3pm when the clubhouses open, we’ll see a public apology by Montero.