Bartolo Colon is one of baseball's greatest treasures. Soon to be 44 years old, the portly Dominican righthander has been doing this so long he's the only active major leaguer who pitched at the Astrodome.
There was nothing sexy about the Tuesday night performance of Bartolo Colon, who got folded, spindled and saw his ERA further mutilated by the Astros as rough times continued for the Braves and the pitcher known as “Big Sexy.”
After missing the first five weeks of the minor league season because of injury, David Paulino is scheduled to make his 2017 debut with Class AAA Fresno on Thursday in Oklahoma City.
The Astros, as expected, activated reliever Michael Feliz from the family medical emergency list on Tuesday before their 8-3 win over the Atlanta Braves. He allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning.
The struggling Braves can look across the field at the Astros for an example of a franchise that has turned it around after years of rebuilding. The American League West-leading Astros and the rebuilding Braves conclude a two-game Interleague set on Wednesday afternoon at Minute Maid Park.
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