“(Colon) was fine,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. “Just missing a little bit, but he was good.”
Asked if he was pleased about getting out of the first inning with a double-play grounder, Colon smiled and gave an answer that indicated it was not much more important than, say, the route he took to get to the stadium.
“To me, spring training is more about focusing on your stuff and things that you want to work on, so I’m not really not too concerned with results as far as hits given up or anything like that,” he said. “I’m more just focused on things that I need to work on and making sure I feel good at the end of the day, and I did today.”
After Rowdy Tellez led off the second inning with a double to the center-field warning track, Anthony Alford doubled to the left-field corner to give the Blue Jays a 1-0 lead. Colon retired the next three batters on a fly ball to left, a grounder and a strikeout looking by No. 8 hitter Jon Berti, the last batter he faced in his scheduled two-inning appearance.
Twelve days into his first spring training with the Braves, Colon said he’s comfortable with his new surroundings.
“I feel great,” he said. “I definitely feel like I’m getting along great with the guys. I feel like I’ve been treated very well since I got here, so that’s been great as well. I’m very happy.”