Bartolo Colon earns National League Player of the Week honors
Last week, Bartolo Colon went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 17 innings, leading the Major Leagues in innings pitched and was tied for the most wins and lowest ERA during that span.
In his second start last week, Colon pitched a complete gam shutout, becoming the oldest pitcher in Mets history to record a complete game shutout. He also joined Nolan Ryan, Charlie Hough, Jamie Moyer and Dennis Martinez as the only pitchers aged 42-or-older to throw a complete game shutout since 1989.
He extended his scoreless streak to 25 innings with his complete game shutout on Sunday, the longest such streak by a pitcher of his age or older since Hoyt Wilhelm threw 25 1/3 scoreless innings in 1967 (Elias).
For his efforts, Colon has been named the National League Player of the Week for August 31 – September 6.
This is Colon’s fourth career Player of the Week honor, and the first in 12 years since he won it September 8-14, 2003 with the White Sox.