Bartolo Colon sets new career high in hits while pitching gem, is having lots of fun playing baseball
Colon notches new season high with seven hits
At the beginning of the season, his 18th, Bartolo Colon was a very happy Major League Baseball player. And why wouldn't he be? He was 41 years old and still playing the game he loves. Look at that grin:
Although he's had an up-and-down year, Colon has experienced newfound success at the plate. And during Monday's start against the Phillies, he set a new season high with his seventh hit -- a hard line drive up the middle:
It's his most since he reached the six-hit plateau back in 2002. He would later score on a Curtis Granderson home run in the same inning. The right-hander talked to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo about his new record after the game:
And on the mound? Colon went eight innings, striking out nine while allowing just four hits and zero runs in the Mets' 3-1 victory. He picked up his 12th win. He now has a 16-inning scoreless streak. WATCH YOUR BACK, ZACK GREINKE! BARTYOLO'S COMING FOR YOU!
Oh, and he's also still having lots of fun playing baseball. A happy Bart makes a happy world.