Colon finished last season with a record of 8-10 and an ERA of 4.00, but he started the season much better than he finished it.
Here are his splits of first three and second three months:
- April-June: 5-3, 3.10 ERA, 8.27 K/9
- July-September: 3-7, 4.81 ERA, 6.59 K/9
While he may fade toward the end of the season again and he loses the run support provided by the Yankees, Colon moves to a more favorable stadium.
Last year, A's pitchers more than a full run differential when comparing their ERA at home (3.18) vs. on the road (4.26).