Bartolo Colon held the Tribe scoreless through 6 2/3 innings on Saturday afternoon, the first former Indian to shutout the Tribe in at least six innings since…. Bartolo Colon.
Colon’s last shutout performance came in 2005 as a member of the Angels. Over the past 20 seasons, Brian Anderson, Ricardo Rodriguez and Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven are the only other former Tribe pitchers to accomplish the feat. Of the group, only Rodriguez tossed a complete game.
Prior to Rodriguez, you have to go all the way back to Mike Jeffcoat in 1989 to find the last former Indian to toss a shutout against the Tribe. Like Rodriguez, Jeffcoat’s performance came as a member of the Rangers.