Gleyber Torres was 3 months old when Bartolo Colon made his debut -- and Monday he homered twice off him
Bartolo Colon toed the rubber on Monday night at Globe Life Park in Arlington, where his Rangers battled the Yankees in the opener of a three-game series. This is notable for a few reasons. First, because Colon is pitching exceptionally well for Texas so far this season:
Bartolo Colon, who turns 45 years old a week from tomorrow, now ranks 10th among qualified AL pitchers with a 2.82 ERA.- Andrew Simon (@AndrewSimonMLB) May 16, 2018
Second, because the Yankees are bursting at the seams with powerful young sluggers like Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez, not to mention Didi Gregorius and Giancarlo Stanton.
Colon, who will celebrate his 45th birthday on Thursday, has been pitching for a long time. Here's proof:
Back on April 4, 1997, a fresh-faced Bartolo made his MLB debut at the age of 23. How old were members of the 2018 Yankees on that precise date?
In the second inning, Gleyber Torres connected on one of those Colon fastballs for a two-run homer to left field.
It's worth pointing out that Torres was just 3 months old when Colon made his debut in '97.
Yes, it's OK, we feel old too.