Bartolo Colon, who turns 45 next month, flirted with history Sunday night, taking a perfect game into the eighth inning against the World Series champion Houston Astros.
A leadoff walk to Carlos Correa and a Josh Reddick double ended the bid by Colon, who would have become the oldest pitcher to throw a no-hitter.
Elite Youth Jeff Locke Jersey Nolan Ryan, who threw a record seven no-hitters, threw one in 1991 at the age of 44 years, 90 days, and also threw one a year earlier.
I don’t ever think about what age I am or who is facing me, Colon said through an interpreter. I always try to do my job, and I always feel happy doing my job, and that’s what I think about.
Two outs later, Colon was removed with the score tied at 1, having thrown 96 pitches while lowering his season ERA to 1.45.
Mens Eric Reid Jersey As he walked off the field, he glanced at Reddick on third base, and the two conversed.
He looked at me and told me I was supposed to at least roll over it and not pull it like that, Reddick said. He and I go way back from our Oakland days. I told him great job. He’s one of the better guys you’ll see in the game.
Prosecutors say Grow got millions in illegal payments for recruiting patients who were covered by the Tricare health insurance program for the U.S. Department of Defense, which services veterans.
Grow played two NFL seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Kansas City Chiefs.
Roark and Matz are pitching for the first time since Friday. Roark took the loss after allowing two runs (one earned) over six innings as the Nationals fell to the Colorado Rockies 2-1. Meanwhile, Matz earned his first win in more than nine months despite giving up four runs (three earned) over 5 1/3 innings as the Mets edged the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5.
Roark is 7-2 with a 3.13 ERA in 18 career games (12 starts) against the Mets. He has defeated Brandon Coleman Authentic Jersey New York more than any other opponent except the Braves, against whom Roark also has seven wins. He has already faced the Mets once this year, giving up five hits and five runs in five innings without getting a decision in the Mets’ 6-5, 12-inning victory April 8.