Bartolo Colon sets new career high in hits while pitching gem, is having lots of fun playing baseball
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.