Bartolo took a line drive straight to the gut … and still threw him out. pic.twitter.com/rOeA17wdeb
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 17, 2018
The former New York Mets pitcher they all still call Big Sexy, Bartolo Colon, takes a line-drive in the gut yet still makes the play for the out.
Listen, you can’t hurt steel. It’s too strong. And apparently, Bartolo Colon’s stomach is made of steel.
Pitching for the Texas Rangers today against the Seattle Mariners, Colon took a wicket 101 m.p.h. line-drive to the gut yet somehow still made the play at first base (video above).
M’s infielder Jean Segura blasted a Colon pitch that hit the former New York Mets starter right in the belly. After a split-second touch of surprise, Colon calmly grabbed the ball and threw his man out.
Honestly, would you be surprised any other way?
Bartolo Colon is a man whose legend now far exceeds his talents and value on the baseball field. So many antics with the Mets over the last several years garnered the 44-year-old the nickname of Big Sexy and on this day, he added one more highlight to his famed baseball legend.
Colon picked up the victory against the Mariners on Wednesday, his second of the young campaign. He relented no runs and just four hits while striking out three batters in a cool 7.2 innings pitched. With a total of 96 pitches thrown and one indestructible belly, the man continues to defy physics and old age.
Colon is now 2-1 with a solid 2.82 ERA for the Texas Rangers this season. With Matt Harvey gone and both Steven Matz and Zack Wheeler struggling mightily, all New York Mets fans can do is breathe a deep sigh when watching Bartolo Colon from afar.