Bartolo Colon has stuck around long enough to pitch for eight different major league teams and earn $84 million in his career. But as far as numbers go, the most significant attached to Colon is 200. The veteran righty on Friday became the third active pitcher to reach that plateau in career victories, after making easy work of the reeling Phillies. With Colon in control, the Mets won 5-4 at Citizens Bank Park and snapped a two-game skid. Jenrry Mejia escaped trouble in the ninth, getting the final three outs before the tying run could score. Dana Eveland and Mejia combined to allow three runs in the inning. The 41-year-old Colon joined Tim Hudson (213) and CC Sabathia (208) as the only active pitchers with at least 200 wins. Colon became only the third Dominican-born pitcher, joining Juan Marichal (243) and Pedro Martinez (219), in the 200-win club. “I’m expecting a call from those guys,” Colon said. “But I feel real good and happy to be in a category with those guys.” Mejia earned his 17th save by striking out Reid Brignac to end the game with the tying run at third base. Mejia allowed two hits and a run in the inning.
Colon earns 200th career victory as Mets hang on to beat Phillies
New York Post | Aug 9