Bartolo Colon is close to feat of great proportions


He was six outs out of becoming the oldest pitcher to throw a perfect game. He also lacked those same six outs to equal Nolan Ryan as the oldest pitcher to get a game without hit or run. Nevertheless, Bartolo Colón showed, at 44 springs and 326 days, that he still has gas in the tank to try to break the record of 245 victories of a Latino pitcher in the Major Leagues owned by the Nicaraguan Dennins Martinez. The Dominican Bartolo Colón did not seem intimidated by the feat he was close to achieving and shows that he still has something to compete in the maximum circuit. Getty Images / Bob Levey Columbus, pitcher of the Texas Rangers , the eleventh team throughout 21 seasons of the race, pitched seven perfect innings on Sunday, nothing less than against the champions Houston Astros . However, he opened the eighth chapter by transferring Puerto Rican Carlos Correa and with that ticket went the hopes of overcoming Randy Johnson, who on May 18, 2004, at age 40, launched perfect game for the Arizona Diamonds before the Atlanta Braves to become the oldest pitcher to achieve the feat. If you want to receive the best information of the sports world, download the App now. » The next batter, Josh Reddick , he sounded double, avoiding the game without hit or race with which the “Big Sexy” would have equaled the legendary Ryan, who at age 44 launched the seventh no-hitter of his career. Then, the Cuban Yuli Gurriel He raised to center field and drove Correa from third to tie 1-1. Colón left without a decision after a seven-and-two-thirds job and continues with 240 wins for life, five of the “El Presidente” brand. Bartolo, who turns 45 on May 24, has not had any luck in 2018, since in four starts, two as starter and as many reliever, he has 18 innings and two thirds with just three earned runs and a 1.45 ERA. he remains without decisions in his appearances on the hill.


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