No K’s, no problem for Colon
Bartolo Colon is rewarding the Twins’ faith in him. The hefty veteran wielded an ugly 2–9 record with an equally hideous 7.70 ERA at the end of July, but Colon has won four of five starts since the start of August including Friday night’s victory over the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Colon’s win against Toronto was unlike any of his major-league career, and when you’re talking about a pitcher with 239 wins, that’s saying something. Friday’s game marked the first time in Colon’s 20 major-league seasons that he registered a win without striking a batter out. He struck out one batter in six of his wins, including one earlier this season for the Braves, which coincidentally also took place at Rogers Centre.