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
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.
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.
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