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Pittsburgh Pirates (20-26)


Mon. 5/22 Tue. 5/23 Wed. 5/24 Thu. 5/25 Fri. 5/26
@ Atl 
L 2-5
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@ Atl 
L 5-6
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W 12-5
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9:10 AM PT10:10 AM MT11:10 AM CT12:10 PM ET12:10 ET16:10 GMT0:10 9:10 AM MST11:10 AM EST11:40 AM VEN20:10 UAE11:10 AM CT
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After turning 44, Braves' Colon takes aim at Pirates

ATLANTA -- After struggling for the first four weeks of the season, veteran right-hander Bartolo Colon appears to be rounding back into form for the Atlanta Braves.

Colon (2-4, 6.38) has lowered his ERA nearly a point in his last two starts and will try to continue that trend when he takes the mound in the finale of a four-game series against Pittsburgh on Thursday. The Pirates will counter with right-hander Ivan Nova (4-3, 2.63).

Colon, who celebrated his 44th birthday on Wednesday, was signed to a one-year, free-agent deal as a bridge to give some of the organization's young pitching prospects a chance to mature in the minor leagues. But early results were not pleasant; Colon was 1-4 with a 7.22 ERA after being tagged for eight runs in a loss to Houston on May 9.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Harrison.292
HR: J. Bell9
RBI: J. Bell20
SB: G. Polanco6
W: I. Nova4
ERA: I. Nova2.63
Saves: T. Watson10
K: G. Cole52
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Milwaukee 2521.543-
St. Louis 2320.5350.5
Chi Cubs 2421.5330.5
Cincinnati 2224.4783
Pittsburgh 2126.4474.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .230 (28)
Runs: 174 (27)
Hits: 351 (28)
Home Runs: 40 (28)
Stolen Bases: 22 (15)
OBP: .311 (24)
SLG: .366 (29)
Total Bases: 558 (29)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.13 (13)
Runs Allowed: 210 (19)
Saves: 11 (16)
Strikeouts: 329 (24)
OpBA: .266 (26)
OBP: .330 (22)
SLG: .424 (20)
Run Support: 3.84 (27)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
5/20 J. Lindblom Placed on 10-Day DL (Left side discomfort)
5/19 J. Maríñez Acquired Off Waivers Milwaukee
5/17 D. Ortiz Called Up from Minors
5/17 G. Polanco Placed on 10-Day DL (Strained left hamstring)
5/12 C. Bostick Sent to Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
5/20 J. Lindblom Left side discomfort (on 10-day DL)
5/15 G. Polanco Strained left hamstring (on 10-day DL)
5/4 J. Taillon Groin discomfort (on 10-day DL)
4/26 D. Freese off 10-day DL
4/25 A. Bastardo Strained left quad (on 10-day DL)
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