For Bartolo Colon, his pitching performance in Tuesday's Mets win may have been secondary. He told ESPNdeportes.com that his mother was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

"I have not had my head in baseball for several days. Not since they called me from my house to tell me that my mom has cancer," he told the site.

Colon said he found out last week, a day after making his debut for the Mets. His mother, Adriana Morales, awaits further test results Wednesday.

Colon hopes to bring his mother with him to New Jersey, where he lives.