Bartolo Colon to make Twins debut on Tuesday night

Bartolo Colon works in the first inning against

We were just as guilty of sophomoric humor as everyone else prior to Bartolo Colon's first Minnesota Twins start on Tuesday's "Sports Talk with Craig and John" on KWSN.

The 44-year-old started the season with the Atlanta Braves, where had a 2-8 record, along with an 8.14 ERA in 13 starts. Luckily, the Twins picked him up.

Once the heart of the order came up a second time, though, balls were being hit a lot harder.

But after the circus drew over 33,000 on a weeknight and walked out to the mound to LMFAO's hit "I'm Sexy and I Know It", Colon showed he is no joke. "I think that the movement that he has is still really good, so it took our guys a little time to figure him out".




"Bartolo Colon told me that he has been considering retirement and that his next start against the Dodgers could be a determining factor in making a decision", Rivera wrote on Wednesday afternoon". It was Colon's first-ever appearance at Target Field, the 45th major league ballpark he has pitched in.

In the first inning, Colón went 1-2-3 against the Yankees and the highlight was this nasty two-seam fastball. He had a rocky start last week with Triple-A Rochester, giving up four runs in 3 2/3 innings, but the Twins have struggled badly to fill the fifth spot in the rotation.

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. Brian Dozier tripled home a run, Miguel Sano scorched a pitch 420 feet into the bullpens for another, and the Yankees walked in a run. He has allowed 28 hits and 20 runs, with 14 earned runs, in 19 innings over his last four starts.

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