Roberto Osuna Kids Jersey George Springer (two), Alex Bregman, Marwin Gonzalez, Evan Gattis and Carlos Correa all went deep as the Astros poured on another 17 runs in a sweep of the Twins. Houston drove in a club-record 40 runs in three games for their seventh win in a row and tying a franchise record for 22 wins in any month.
The MLB-best Astros are 38-16 and are on pace to win 114 games, which would be tied for third-most in history with the 1998 Yankees.
Colon has been essentially a one-pitch pitcher for years, but he has made it work with movement and smarts. When too many fastballs move into the happy zone, lots of crooked numbers follow.
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His fly-balls-as-home-runs percentage is the highest it has been in eight years. His extra-base-hit percentage, per Baseball-reference.com, is at a career high. Other peripherals (home run rate, ground ball rate, line drive rate, hard-hit rate) are roughly in line with those of recent years, so those first two percentages really stand out.
The Braves signed Colon to a one-year, $12.5 million contract last offseason to eat innings and give their younger pitchers more time to develop in the minors. He’s making it very difficult for management to stay that course.
And if he does find himself without a job this summer, how many teams will risk even a pro-rated share of the minimum salary in the hope he can figure it out? Will time have finally run out for him?