Re: Needle marked Colon?
posted at 7/3/2011 8:47 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Needle marked Colon?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Needle marked Colon? : Maybe. I wonder if that same variance vs. good and bad lineups existed earlier in his career, too
. It probably exists with most pitchers to some degree. Still, whatever the findings, I don't feel Colon will dominate the Red Sox when their lineup is reasonably complete and healthy. At best, he may pitch a quality start that will get them into the 6th. Not bad if he were a 4th starter. With the exception of Sabatthia, I don't think they have big game starters. The matchups at the top of the rotation: Beckett, Lester, Buchholz vs. Sabathia, Burnett, Hughes clearly favor the Red Sox.
Posted by Sheriff-Rojas[/QUOTE]
Colon is 90-53 vs. sub .500 teams. He is 69-53 vs. .500+ teams. Career
6+ LT ERA vs. NY.
4.09 VS. Boston
Losing records vs. both.
If you recall, Boston knocked him out last time facing him once they saw him for the 2nd/3rd time through the line-up.
He is the same pitcher he always was. Just caught some teams by surprise. Those who see him more often will make the adjustments.
The fact he's throwing 95 at 38 years of age is
a surprise. But his heat is straight.
One interesting thing: he actually gets stronger in late innings. Always has.
He's a good pitcher with weight/attitude issues.
He's done a nice job filling in for Hughes.
Threads like these are slanderous with no foundation and poorly researched.