Bartolo Colon flirted with a perfect game today against the Seattle Mariners. He was as close as a Bartolo Colon could come to a perfect game at this stage of his career. Colon went 6 and 2/3 innings without allowing a base runner before New York traitor Robinson Cano singled to left field in the bottom of the 7th, ruining the fun of everyone everywhere.
Update: Colon’s final line:
At 41, Colon would have become oldest pitcher to throw a perfect game in MLB history, knocking off 40-year old Randy Johnson. According to Wikipedia, Colon threw a no-hitter for the Buffalo Bisons in 1997. I know all this because I was looking it up while the perfect game was still alive. Oh well.
Before today’s start the Mets were reportedly looking to trade Colon, but weren’t attracting many suitors as Colon had followed a strong June with a miserable July. You know, until today when he almost became a New York Mets legend.
We are just over two years removed from Johan Santana’s no-hitter – still the first and only no-no in Mets history. Now let’s look back at the other highlights of Colon’s season.
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