Sunday, May 8, 2016
Bartolo Colon Hits Home Run as the Mets Beat the Padres 6-3
Pitchers who must bat in the National League are rarely very good at it. Bartolo Colon has spent most of long career in the American League but has 228 lifetime at bats according to Baseball Reference. His batting average is .092 while he has struck in over half of his at bats. Last night a "miracle" happened as he hit a two run homer in the second inning. You can see it and hear Gary Cohen's called in the video above. He is now the oldest player to hit his first home run. A lifelong Met fan living in southern California caught the ball and gave it back to Bartolo as described in this article in the New York Daily News.
Wonders will never cease.