Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon

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:

main image

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's Anthony DiComo about his new record after the game:

"I really am happy for that moment. To accomplish that, my own personal record, now I'm going to keep working hard to see if I can break my own record and establish a new record: eight hits."

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.


Read More: New York MetsBartolo Colon