— Elite Sports NY (@EliteSportsNY) June 21, 2016
Have no fear New York Mets’ fans , Bartolo Colon is (still) here. After taking a drive off of his wrist, he will not miss his next start.
The New York Mets completed their most impressive victory of the season Tuesday night, but not without suffering a scary setback (or so we thought).
On his fourth pitch of the night, starting pitcher Bartolo Colon took a come-backer off of his throwing-hand thumb, and fell to the turf in pain.
Of course the pitch finished the job, ricocheting off Bart and into the glove of second baseman Neil Walker, but for a moment Mets nation collectively stood still.
Per MLB’s Anthony DiComo, following Tuesday’s 2-1 victory over Kansas City, Colon said:
“The first thought that popped into my head was, ‘God, please don’t let this be broken.'”
But here’s some good news, everybody.
X-Rays came back negative. Still, a short DL-stint seem all but likely.
That is, until Wednesday morning, when the Flushing Faithful discovered that which should have been obvious: Big Sexy moves like jello, but is made of steel.
He was diagnosed with merely a bruise and will make his next start.
Another sigh of relief for #Mets: Bartolo Colon's swelling has mostly subsided. The team expects him to start Sunday in ATL as scheduled.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) June 22, 2016
The 2016 Mets motto might as well be, “One Injury At A Time,” but at least this time, their most reliable player will live to see another day.