Selected to his fourth All-Star team...Did not pitch in the game in San Diego...He was the eighth player 43 years or older to be named to an All-Star team...Made his 500th career start with his final start of the season on 10/1 at PHI.Was named the Co-National League Player of the Week for the week of 5/2-8...Was his fifth career Player of the Week honor...Went 2-0 with a 1.84 ERA (3 ER/14.2 IP)...Tossed 8.0 shutout innings on 5/2 vs. ATL to move past Pedro Martinez into second place with 220 wins by a Dominican-born pitcher... Went 6-2 with a 3.17 ERA (25 ER/71.0 IP) over his final 12 starts from 8/4 through the end of the season…Allowed two earned runs or fewer in nine of the 12 outings...His 3.17 ERA in that time was 11th-best among starters in the National League (min. 60.0 IP)... Connected on his first career home run on 5/7 at SD (off James Shields)...Became the oldest player (42 years, 349 days) to hit his first major league home run...Randy Johnson (40 years, 9 days) held the previous mark (9/19/03 with ARI)... The last pitcher to hit a homer in a major league game that was as old was Phil Niekro (43) when he homered for ATL on 10/1/82 at SD...Became the fifth oldest pitcher to homer since 1913...Only Jack Quinn (46), Dazzy Vance (43), Phil Niekro (43) and Warren Spahn (43) were older... Recorded two hits in the win against PHI on 8/26, doubling to lead off the fifth inning and singling to left field in the sixth...Was the second multi-hit game of his major league career; he had two hits for the Montreal Expos on 8/9/02 at MIL...Only five other players since 1900 went at least 14 years in between multi-hit games... Drew the first walk of his career on 8/15 at ARI off Robbie Ray...Previously had not been walked in 281 career plate appearances...No major league player had ever had more plate appearances before drawing his first career walk...Did not allow a walk in 13 starts, the second most such starts in the majors... Went 5-4 with a 3.58 ERA (35 ER/88.0 IP) in 15 starts versus the National League East...Since joining NYM in 2014, went 24-15 with a 3.21 ERA in 47 games, 46 starts against the NL East... Since turning 40, has made 40 starts in which he has allowed one run or fewer...Those 40 such starts are the sixth-most for a pitcher after the age of 40 since 1913.
Set a franchise record by tossing 48.2 consecutive innings without allowing a walk from April 12-May 20...Had a career-high scoreless streak of 31.0 innings from August 26-September 10...The streak was tied for the third-longest in franchise history and it was the longest by a Mets pitcher since R.A. Dickey tossed a franchise-record 32.2 scoreless innings in 2012...According to Elias, Colón's scoreless innings streak was the longest within one season in major league history by a pitcher age 42 or older, breaking the mark of 27.0 innings, which had been shared by Hall of Famers Cy Young (1909) and Warren Spahn (1963)...Since turning 40, this was his third season with at least 14 wins, tied for the second-most seasons for any pitcher age 40 or older in modern major league history...Phil Niekro had five such seasons (1979-1985)...Was tied for seventh in the National League with 14 wins...Recorded a major leagueleading 15 starts without a walk, passing Brett Saberhagen's 13 such starts in 1994 to set a single-season franchise record...The last NL pitcher with at least 15 no-walk starts was Greg Maddux in 2008 (also 15 starts)....In 17 starts against the National League East, he went 13-3 with a 2.86 ERA (36 earned runs/113.1 innings)...Struck out 74 and walked 11...Had four wins against each of the Braves, Marlins and Phillies...Was the first pitcher to win more than 10 games against the NL East since Roy Halladay beat NL East opponents 14 times in 2010...Was named the National League Player of the Week for the week of August 31-September 6... Went 2-0 in two starts and didn't allow a run in 17.0 innings during the week...Struck out 11 and walked none...Was his fourth career Player of the Week honor and first since 2003...Is tied for 10th in the majors in wins (21) since the 2014 All-Star Break…He has struck out 198 and walked 37 batters over this span...Received a no-decision in his July 1 start against Chicago-NL for the first time in 28 outings, dating to July 23, 2014 (posting a 16-11 record over those 27 straight starts with a decision)...Fell short of Jerry Koosman's stretch of 29 straight starts with a decision from May 2-October 1, 1976 for that Mets record...It was the longest streak in the majors since Colón had 30 straight outings with a decision from June 6, 2004-May 7, 2005...Tossed his 13th career complete-game shutout on September 5 at Miami and his first since July 21, 2013 at Los Angeles-AL as a member of the Athletics...It was the only complete-game shutout for a Mets pitcher in 2015...At age 42, Colón became the oldest pitcher in Mets history to pitch a shutout and the second-oldest pitcher in franchise history to pitch a complete game... Warren Spahn had five complete games at age 43 and 44 in 1965. • Ranks first among active Dominican-born pitchers with 218 wins, and third all-time, trailing Juan Marichal (243) and Pedro Martinez (219). • Tossed a scoreless inning in each of his two relief appearances: August 29 vs. Boston and October 4 vs. Washington...They were his first relief appearances since April 14, 2011, vs. Baltimore while pitching with the Yankees...In his eight career relief appearances, Colón is 1-1 with a 3.26 ERA (seven earned runs/19.1 innings)...Went 4-1 in April and 4-2 in May…According to the Elias Sports Bureau, only two other pitchers in team history won at least four games in both April and May in the same year…Jerry Koosman in 1968 (4-0 in April and 4-2 in May) and Bobby Jones in 1997 (4-2 in April and 5-0 in May)...According to Elias, Colón became the third 40-plus pitcher in major-league history to win at least six of his first seven starts of a season...The others to do so are Houston's Roger Clemens in 2004 (7-0) and Pittsburgh's Babe Adams in 1923 (6-1)...Made his seventh career Opening Day start on April 6 at Washington...His last came with Los Angeles-AL on April 3, 2006 at Seattle…Became the 24th and oldest pitcher to make an Opening Day start for the Mets. • Set career highs for hits in a season (eight) and RBI (four)....
...Allowed an unearned run over 2.1 innings in Game 1 of the World Series to take the loss...It was his World Series debut...Became the oldest pitcher to lose a World Series game...Stranded one runner and had a hold in Game 4 of the World Series...Was the winning pitcher in Game 4 of the NLCS at Chicago with 1.1 scoreless innings...At 42 years, 150 days old, he became the fourth oldest pitcher to win a postseason game...His 14 years, 12 days between playoff wins is the longest for any pitcher in major league history...Made his first career postseason relief outing in Game 2 of the NLDS at Los Angeles...Suffered a blown save...Pitched in three straight games (NLDS Games 2-4).
Notched his 200th career win on August 8 against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park...Became the 115th pitcher in major league history to accomplish the feat...He was the third pitcher to reach 200 wins in a Mets uniform, joining Orel Hershiser (July 22, 1999 at Montreal) and Pedro Martinez (April 17, 2006 vs. Atlanta at Shea Stadium)...Only three other pitchers who made their major league debut in the last 90 seasons were at least 41 years old when they notched their 200th career win: Tim Wakefield (age 45 in 2011), Charlie Hough (age 44 in 1992) and Jamie Moyer (age 42 in 2005)...Collected his 15th win in his final start of the season on August 28 against the Astros...Is one of 22 Mets pitchers, and first since R.A. Dickey won 20 in 2012, to notch 15 or more wins in a single season...Struck out Pittsburgh's Ike Davis on May 28 at Citi Field for his 2,000th career strikeout...Tossed 6.0 innings in his final start of the season on September 28 against the Astros at Citi Field to surpass 200.0 total innings for the eighth time in his career and the first time since winning the Cy Young in 2005 while with Los Angeles (AL) (222.2 innings)...Finished with 202.1 innings...Placed on the Bereavement List on August 19 following the death of his mother...Missed his scheduled August 18 start and was activated on August 22...Finished the season with career bests in strikeouts per walks (5.03) and walks per nine innings (1.33)...His K/BB and BB/9 this season both rank fourth in team history for a single season...Is one of three active pitchers to have at least 200 career wins and 2,000 strikeouts, with CC Sabathia (208 wins, 2,437 strikeouts) and Tim Hudson (214, 2,016)...Ranks third among active pitchers in games started (436) behind Mark Buehrle (461) and Hudson (457). Colon is the third pitcher to start 30 or more games at age 40 or older for the Mets in one season...Orel Hershiser did that in 1999 (32 starts; he turned 41 years old on September 16 that year), and Tom Glavine did so in both 2006 (32 starts, age 40) and 2007 (34 starts, age 41)...Only five Mets players have recorded two or more wins while being over 41 years old...Joined Tom Glavine (13, 2007), Orlando Hernandez (9, 2007), Warren Spahn (4, 1965) and John Franco (3, 2001)...Since his age-40 season (2013), has a 3.39 ERA (148 earned runs/392.2 innings) in 61 starts...That is the 11th-lowest ERA for a starter in major league history (since 1901) for age 40 seasons and on...Eddie Plank turned 40 in 1916 and compiled a major league best 2.14 ERA (87 earned runs/366.2 innings) until retiring at 41...His 13 losses this season tied a career high set in 2003 while with the Chicago White Sox...Had not reached double-digit losses since 2011 while pitching for the Yankees...Went 34.0 innings without allowing a home run from July 5-August 3...Colon allowed 22 home runs in 202.1 innings, good for a mark of 0.98 home runs per nine innings...It was his fourth season with a ratio under 1.00 and his second consecutive (career best-tying 0.66 in 2013)...Rode a six-game win streak from May 17-June 24...Posted a 1.58 ERA (nine earned runs/51.1 innings), allowing three home runs, nine walks and fanning 39 in seven starts...On July 23 against the Mariners at Safeco Field, Colon had a perfect game for the first 6.2 innings before Robinson Cano singled to leftfield...Matt Harvey was the last Mets pitcher to take a perfect game 6.2 innings, getting the first 20 outs vs. the White Sox on May 7, 2013...It was the fifth time in team history that a Metr retired the first 20 (or more) opposing hitters...Is 13-1 with a 2.12 ERA (25 earned runs/106.0 innings) in 15 career starts at Safeco Field...His .929 winning percentage is the best by any pitcher at Safeco Field with 10 or more starts and his ERA is third-best among pitchers with 70.0 or more innings pitched, trailing only the Dan Haren (2.00) and CC Sabathia (2.09)...Colon has the highest winning percentage for a visiting pitcher with at least 10 wins at any park since Dave McNally was 13-1 for the Orioles at RFK Stadium (then the home of the Washington Senators) from 1963-1971 (Research courtesy of the Elias Sports Bureau)...On April 8, combined with Kyle Farnsworth and Jose Valverde to shut out the Braves, 4-0...It was the third time in major league history a team combined to throw a shutout using three (or more) pitchers who were each 36 years or older...The other instances: the Diamondbacks in 2002 (Randy Johnson, Greg Swindell, Mike Fetters) and the Mets on June 12, 2003 at Texas (Al Leiter, Graeme Lloyd and John Franco).Went 7-8 with a 3.73 ERA (41 earned runs/99.0 innings) in 15 starts at Citi Field compared to 8-5 with a 4.44 ERA (51 earned runs/103.1 innings) in 16 starts on the road...Had the third-highest road ERA in the NL, seventh-highest in the majors (minimum 100.0 innings)...Colon's four-game home loss streak (August 3-September 11) tied a career-high, done five times previously, most recently from April 7, 2012-May 26, 2012 while with Oakland...Hit five batters in 2014, his most since also hitting five in 2007...Had hit four batters over the last three seasons...Colon went 49 consecutive starts without hitting a batter before plunking Charlie Culberson on May 1 against Colorado...Colon issued 30 walks over his 31 starts this season for a walk per nine rate of 1.33, third-lowest among National League pitchers and fifth-lowest in the majors...Finished with a 5.03 strikeout per rate, fifth best among qualified NL pitchers and 12th in the majors...Finished with a career-worst .306 (48-157) opponents average against with runners in scoring position...Went 1-4 with a 4.50 ERA (15 earned runs/30.0 innings) in five starts against the Nationals this season...His four losses against Washington in 2014 were tied with Zack Wheeler for the most by a starter and tied with five other pitchers for the most losses in a single season against the Nationals (the Cubs' Bill Bonham collected five losses against the Expos in 1974)...On April 13, Colon surrendered back-to-back- to-back home runs (Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Raul Ibanez) at Los Angeles (AL)...It was the first time in his career he has allowed three straight home runs...Finished the day allowing four home runs, tying his career-high, done four times previously, last, June 7, 2009, with the White Sox vs. Cleveland...Has never drawn a walk in his 15-year career...He is one of seven players (all pitchers) in major league history to do so in a minimum of 140 plate appearances...In his start on June 18, Colon doubled in the sixth inning, his only career extra-base hit...Singled to center in his start on June 24, for his second straight game with a hit...Has four, two-game hitting streaks in his career with his last coming in 2002 with Montreal...Has seven sacrifice hits this season, the most of his career.
Finished with a career-low 2.65 ERA (56 earned runs/190.1 innings) in 30 starts for Oakland. Also had career lows in opponents' on-base percentage (.290) and slugging percentage (.369) and matched his career high in shutouts. Named to his third All-Star team, but did not pitch. Ranked second in the American League in wins and ERA and was third in winning percentage (.750)...The winning percentage tied for the fifth best mark in Oakland history. Became the eighth pitcher (12th time) in modern major league history (since 1900) to win 18 or more games in his age 40 season or older (ages as of June 30)...Became the first since Roger Clemens won 18 for Houston in 2004...Tied the Athletics record for wins by a 40-year old, equaling the mark established by Jack Quinn in 1928 with the Philadelphia A's. Was the first pitcher in Oakland history aged 34 or older to win more than 15 games. The wins matched the third-best total of his career and were his most since going 21-8 with Los Angeles-AL in his Cy Young season of 2005. Also had his most starts and innings pitched (190.1 innings) since 2005. Since the earned run became an official stat (1912 in National League, 1913 in American League), his 2.65 ERA was eighth lowest by a 40-year-old major leaguer...It was the lowest since Clemens had a 1.87 ERA for Houston in 2005 and the lowest by an AL pitcher since Johnny Niggeling had a 2.32 ERA for Washington in 1944. His three shutouts were the most by any 40-year old since Dennis Martinez had three in 1994. Walked 29 batters, an average of 1.37 per nine innings...That was the second best mark in the AL. Had a career-best strikeout-to-walk ratio of 4.03, which ranked sixth in the American League. Surrendered 14 home runs for an average of 0.66 per nine innings, which ranked sixth lowest in the AL... It matched the lowest mark of his career (1998). Tied for the AL lead in shutouts, ranked third in run support (6.38), tied for third in complete games, tied for seventh in opponents' grounded into double plays (21) and 10th in opponents' slugging percentage and opponents on-base percentage. Averaged the third fewest pitches per inning (14.6) and the fifth fewest pitches per game (92.6). Went 3-2 with a 4.56 ERA and seven home runs allowed over his first eight starts through May 14...Then went 15-4 with a 2.01 ERA and seven home runs allowed over his final 22 starts beginning May 20...The ERA was the lowest in the AL and third lowest in the majors over that span. Surrendered 11 of his 14 home runs to lefties...Fifty-five of the 70 home runs he has allowed over his last five seasons have been hit by lefthanders. Allowed a .196 batting average with runners in scoring position, which was fifth lowest in the AL among pitchers with 162.0 or more innings...That included a .138 mark with runners in scoring position and two outs, which was second lowest in the AL and the lowest by an A's pitcher since at least 1974. Went 8-3 with a 2.58 ERA in 16 starts in Oakland compared to 10-3 with a 2.73 ERA in 14 starts on the road...Ranked fifth in the AL in home ERA, sixth in road ERA. Compiled a 1.13 ERA and allowed just two home runs from the fifth inning on. Posted an ERA under 2.00 in three of the sixth months: 1.16 in September, 1.74 in July, and 1.75 in June. The A's went 21-9 (.700) in his starting assignments and went 35-19 (.648) over his two seasons in Oakland ... His teams are 232-173 (.573) in his 405 career starts. Tossed at least six innings in 24 of his 30 starts, allowed two runs or fewer 20 times and walked one batter or fewer 23 times including 12 starts without a walk...Went 9-2 in starts following an A's loss. POSTSEASON: Made one start in the Division Series vs. Detroit... Allowed three runs over 6.0 innings to suffer the loss in a 3-2 setback.