Bartolo Colon were given a hero’s welcome at Citi Box on Commencing Day and can obtain extra of the similar treatment Wednesday.
On tap is a pregame video tribute for the 43-year-vintage right-hander, who is scheduled to face the Mets, with whom he spent the former three seasons.
The Braves signed Colon to a one-12 months contract price $12.5 million final winter as the Mets ready to start 2017 with seven starters for 5 spots. In a twist, Steven Matz and Seth Lugo have started the season on the disabled listing, negating much of the depth.
Colon’s signature second with the Mets used to be the house run he hit in San Diego ultimate Might 7 — “The Shot that Rocked Southern California” — however the jovial pitcher used to be a key element of the staff’s two straight postseason appearances. In three seasons with the membership he went FORTY FOUR-34 with a 3.90 GENERATION, bolstering a rotation with younger, sexier names that was once occasionally besieged by accidents.
within the clubhouse, he took on a leadership position with the team’s younger Latin avid gamers.
“Bartolo had a huge impact on this team the last three years,” manager Terry Collins stated. “Hansel Robles’ building, Jeurys Familia’s building is in correlation with the fact that Bartolo Colon was once in that room. They got here rapid and i suppose he taught them how one can be leading league pitchers, how one can go about things, the right way to take the great with the bad, and we’re going to overlook that.”
It came as little wonder to the Mets that Colon used to be cheered loudly throughout Monday’s on-field introductions.
“I got a kick out of it,” second baseman Neil Walker mentioned. “We All expected it, knew that he used to be such an critical part of this group for awhile and we know that when we face him it’s going to be a canine fight.”
Travis d’Arnaud is anticipated to start out in the back of the plate for the Mets after Rene Rivera caught the opener for Noah Synergaard. D’Arnaud entered Monday’s game as a pinch runner for Rivera within the seventh inning and stuck the overall innings.