Melvin: '(Colon) finds a way'
Bob Melvin says Bartolo Colon is having as much fun as he ever has in his career.
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Early in the game I didn't know he had his best got -- -- truth -- -- the velocity look down I don't know Fargo and was off today. But you saw a lot of eighty sixes and eighty seven's which -- don't normally see on him. But he finds a way. You know the he makes you make the adjustment he throws a bunch of fastballs. Both sides of the plate and you know if you're not on them going to keep throwing fastballs makes a slider or change every now and then the drew a ton of fastballs tonight. Any consideration of letting him go that is since then and now I'm not in 96 I think we're. -- into the season more or less. You know the velocity either great in. And now. You know I just didn't get to see on the -- it was a prudent thing to do form tonight. Or was C -- and a break up his first couple at bats there yeah that's real big and that's all it takes sometimes is a hit. You know next time up hits a homer. So I know you know for the psyche. That's big for him because he hasn't been really through prolonged struggle this year at all and then. -- any you know mr. C -- spirits lift after yet didn't and certainly put us when we've seen in awhile on the home run. Is a hernia idea on how significant sustenance hamstring will be Hillis to have an MRI tomorrow it's left hamstring strain we're not sure on the degree of it so. You will have an MRI at some point time tomorrow will -- sophomore during the day. With Bartolo how important is it veterans presence especially down the stretch the last couple months. It is you know he's he's had. An effect on everybody from the day -- got to spring training. You know how -- he is how much -- he has pitching. I mean easy lot of pitchers get worked up on game -- nervous and you can't talk to on and he's the same every day and just loves to pitch. Think at this point in time in his career he's kind of smelling the roses a little bit and enjoying showing the right were. I think early in your career you're grind so hard on your career and you're trying to do some things I think at this point time he's just having as much fun as he's ever had in his career and I think that rubs off on our younger guys and and has a big effect on them.