got an early start to his rehab stint Thursday, pitching in a 10:30 AM contest billed as a "Grand Slam School Day" for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. Despite the unusual hour, Colon looked good, allowing just two hits and one walk in four innings.
Colon, who will make his next - and perhaps final - rehab start for the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees on Tuesday, struck out three batters in tossing 31 of his 47 pitches for strikes.
While Colon was understandably getting most of the attention at the Epicenter, the win went to Fernando Rodriguez, who threw five innings of one-run relief behind the big-leaguer. Rodriguez has now won four straight decisions and has allowed two or fewer runs in seven of his appearances.
Angels righty Bartolo Colon, who has been on the disabled list with an inflamed pitching shoulder since mid-April, made his first rehab assignment for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Thursday afternoon, tossing four shutout innings in the Cal League.