Bartolo Colon Flops, Mets Bats Quiet in Shutout

If there was a chance of trading Bartolo Colon for a bat before last week’s trade deadline, Sandy Alderson is probably kicking himself for not pulling the trigger. Colon was terrible on Sunday while the offense could not buy a base hit as the Giants shut out the Mets.

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Bartolo Colon can’t hide from poor performance Sunday.

A two-run home run by Hunter Pence in the third and solo shot by Brandon Belt in the fourth gave the Giants a 3-0 lead.

Then in the fifth Colon gave up three more runs before mercifully being removed from the game. He ended up going 4.2 innings, allowing six runs on eight hits. He struck out five and did not walk a batter. His record fell to 10-9 with a 4.12 ERA.

Buster Posey added a two-run homer in the seventh off of Carlos Torres to make it 8-0 and Pence hit his second homer of the game in the ninth to make it a 9-0 laugher.

Meantime Madison Bumgarner was the latest GIant pitcher to baffle the Mets. After collecting just two hits on Friday and being no-hit into the seventh before exploding for four runs in Saturday’s win, the Mets managed just two hits on Sunday. Bumgarner went all the way for the shutout.

Mets lose 9-0 and will try to salvage a split of the four-game series Monday afternoon.

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