Joe Girardi not surprised Bartolo Colon still pitching at 44

Los Angeles Dodgers Cody Bellinger celebrates with Trayce Thompson, Logan Forsythe and Corey Seager after the Dodgers defeated the Miami Marlins 7-1 in a baseball game Saturday

Minnesota Twins pitcher Bartolo Colon will make his club debut on Tuesday versus the New York Yankees.

Colon (2-9) allowed eight hits and four runs with no walks and three strikeouts.

Over the course of his 14 starts as a member of the aforementioned Braves, Colon strung together a whopping 8.14 ERA alongside a lopsided 2-8 record. He signed a minor-league deal with the Twins a day later, making it 10 teams in 20 years for which Colon has played. "When you don't put the pitches where they're supposed to be, they hit you hard". If Colon continues to get rocked and fails to deliver a respectable start in Los Angeles next week, he could decide to end his career before the Twins pull the plug on this experiment.

On a big debut stage, Colon immediately displayed his trademark command and confidence and more than proved he is a more capable and reliable back-end starter than the other tomato cans the Twins carted out in 2017. "It could have turned out better, that's for sure". The game itself could go either way depending on how these guys throw, but victory-wise I'll take the Twins.


"We were trying to give him a chance there", Molitor said. LMFAO's irreverent "Sexy and I Know It" thumped during Colon's warmups at Target Field, the 45th major league ballpark at which he's taken the mound. The 25-year-old native of Mexico was recalled from Triple-A to fill in, his fourth start of the season for the Yankees, with Monday starter Bryan Mitchell sent down to make room.

Yankees: With 2B Starlin Castro on the bench to rest, Girardi said he will do the same Wednesday with Judge.

Colon, picked up last week by the Twins after Atlanta released him and his 8.14 ERA, was undone by a couple of soft infield hits in the fourth inning, which produced a run when Chase Headley followed with a solid single to center.

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