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  1. Toad Power!

    Comment by Matty Brown — August 8, 2012 @ 3:34 pm

  2. Not many pitchers have a two-seamer with as much late run as Colon and not many can command it to their glove side like Colon.

    Comment by Am I even serious? — August 8, 2012 @ 3:36 pm

  3. My favorite part about watching Bartolo Colon pitch is his demeanor. He’s so serene out there. It must really be frustrating to face the guy. You know what’s coming, and yet he’s still hard to beat, and all the while you won’t get a single rise out of the guy.

    It’s particularly funny when you see him in the dugout since he carries that same attitude down there while the majority of the A’s are rather rambunctious.

    Comment by Danmay — August 8, 2012 @ 3:39 pm

  4. Colon these days = RHP version of Mark Buehrle?

    Comment by Scott Clarkson — August 8, 2012 @ 3:42 pm

  5. It was hilarious watching him field a ball or running out a hit against the Giants for inter-league play. I did not enjoy how he helped defeat them 6-2

    Comment by downbythebay — August 8, 2012 @ 3:48 pm

  6. I’d say a crafty version of late-career Kenny Powers.

    Comment by TKDC — August 8, 2012 @ 4:01 pm

  7. Agreed on the calm demeanor but the flip side is that he doesn’t exactly follow the old adage of “never let them see you sweat”.

    I wanted to create a Bartolo Colon v. Jack Morris WARGraph (I think Colon has him beat, quite a few 4-5 WAR seasons in his first decade) but it doesn’t appear to have Bartolo in there. The genie only returned Cris Colon, even scrolling through the Co___ names didn’t help.

    Comment by DaveB — August 8, 2012 @ 4:22 pm

  8. Uh, yeah . . . ignore that last comment, I spaced on the no-pitchers thing.

    Comment by DaveB — August 8, 2012 @ 4:27 pm

  9. The late action of his fastaball let’s him strike out people without the need of a high SwStr%. In those last 3 games he has struck out looking 7 batters out of 13 total strikeouts.

    Is there a place where I can get looking vs swinging strikeouts? That’s a stat I haven’t seen anywhere

    Comment by chel — August 9, 2012 @ 11:30 am

  10. Agree with this. He seems to be fearless with that 2-seamer, pounding it at the strike zone and daring hitters to square it up- even against the prolific HR hitters on the Angels. Truly fun to watch (esp. with the cool demeanor noted in the comments below).

    Comment by Tim_the_Beaver — August 9, 2012 @ 11:47 am

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