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End Times are Nigh: Bartolo Colon just hit a double and then scored on another double

Jun 18, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

Screen Shot 2014-06-18 at 3.21.53 PM AP

One of the more amusing things to happen this season is to have Bartolo Colon back in the National League, where he gets a shot to bat on the regs. It’s a beautiful thing. He obviously has no clue what he’s doing at the plate but likewise does not seem to mind too much. It’s mostly some flailing, a lot of smiling and, fairly often, his helmet falling off as he swings.

But a few moments ago┬ásomething amazing happened: Bartolo Colon got a hit. And not just any hit, a double. A standup double in which he trotted into second as if he gets there every day. And then the very next batter — Eric Young — doubled and Colon came around to score. And he lived to tell the tale and everything.

The last time Colon got a hit was in an interleague game for the Angels back in 2005. That was the year he won the Cy Young Award, so a lot of good things were happening for him back then. It had been fewer than 30 plate appearances between then and today, but still. A near-decade is a near-decade. Also: he’s been around for way longer than a decade and this was his first extra base hit in 122 at bats.

We’ll post video when it’s available.

  1. leerosenthall - Jun 18, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    Hopefully he didn’t pull a hammy!

    Are you watching the Phillies sweep your Braves, Craig? What an incredibly dreadful division the NL East is this season.

    • chill1184 - Jun 18, 2014 at 4:51 PM

      nLOL East of mLOLb

  2. dondada10 - Jun 18, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    He’s now 7th on the team in slugging percentage.

    • mmeyer3387 - Jun 18, 2014 at 6:04 PM

      What he has done over the past few years is nothing short of incredible. He almost reminds me of Satchel Paige from the respective of incredible play at an advanced age. Yes, I know that he’s not even close of being the pitcher or athlete. One other factor that I think that most have missed is that his accomplishments are from a team that is often unable to give him much help. Nonetheless, He’s nothing short of unbelieve and a great joy to watch. My hat’s off to you Mr Colon.

    • mmeyer3387 - Jun 18, 2014 at 6:20 PM

      Colon is pitching and hitting very well. Just think about this; most pitchers do not hit well. Colon, has pitched and hit well and at an advanced age. Additionally, its hard to remember any one else in the last twenty years, that’s hit and pitched well. However, I do think that Nolan Ryan could have done much of the same. Additionally, I world look to two pitchers form the Braves as very around athletes and they played well against father time, my picks are Greg Maddux and John Smoltz. P.S. (hard to count Clemsons as pitching well at an old Age). If anyone can add to this list, please fill free.

      • twinfan24 - Jun 18, 2014 at 9:43 PM

        Hitting well? He was hitless in 27 PAs coming in. One double does not make you a good hitter. As to pitching well, an ERA over 4 in the NL isn’t exactly great.

  3. yashraba - Jun 18, 2014 at 3:44 PM

    that picture…is perfect.

  4. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jun 18, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    I would have thought that EY2 could have caught Colon on the bases, even with the two-bag head start.

  5. joeflaccosunibrow - Jun 18, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    Now to soothe the sore muscles, after the game he’ll be in the gravy bath.

  6. 4cornersfan - Jun 18, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    OMG! What next? Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!

  7. sdelmonte - Jun 18, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    More importantly, the Mets actually won!

  8. aceshigh11 - Jun 18, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    MONGO SMASH!

  9. thomas844 - Jun 18, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    I have always asked myself if it was ever possible for me to be able to get at least one base hit in the major leagues. Now I am positive I can.

  10. rdav29 - Jun 18, 2014 at 6:34 PM

    Young didn’t even have the courtesy of letting Colon finish his meatball parm on 2nd before doubling him home

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