CINCINNATI — Bartolo Colon got an early start on New York's trip to Cincinnati, and it paid off in a big way for the Mets.
Colon pitched six innings of five-hit ball and Matt Reynolds homered to the lead the Mets to a 5-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday.
"We had a man on the mound today," New York manager Terry Collins said. "Nothing fazes him. Gave us what he always does, quality innings. He's an amazing guy."
Colon (13-7) improved to 4-1 with a 2.25 ERA in his last seven starts. The Reds put a runner on third with nobody out on two occasions, and Colon wiggled out of the jam each time.
Kelly Johnson also went deep as the...