Bartolo Colon's Belly Absorbs 102 MPH Line Drive

BC-BBA--Rangers-Mariners

BC-BBA--Rangers-Mariners

Just one request: Can we send the beefy hurler, who in 2016 became the oldest player to hit his first MLB home run, back to the National League, so we can again hope to see him on the delivering end of a hard-hit ball?

The line drive off the bat of Seattle's Jean Segura was estimated at 101 miles per hour.

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Bartolo Colon, second from right, smiles as he rubs his stomach and returns to the mound after talking with a Rangers trainer. "He got me on the side". It was not in the middle. With that kind of shock absorption, a big belly might just be the key to winning a Gold Glove award.

Colon has started seven games for the Rangers this season, going 2-1 with a 2.82 ERA and collecting 32 strikeouts along the way.

All kidding aside, Colon put together arguably his best performance of the season on Wednesday, allowing four hits in 7 2/3 shutout innings and giving the Rangers a 5-1 win over the Mariners.

"Everything was working. My curve, my fastball, my slider - everything was working", Colon said. It was the second time this season Colon pitched into the eighth, the previous against Houston when he was ideal through seven innings. Colon struck out two and threw 71 of 96 pitches for strikes.

"It's unbelievable. He's not tricking you". As a rookie with the Cleveland Indians in 1997, Colon's four-seam fastball frequently hit 100 miles per hour on the radar gun.

It's no secret that Bartolo Colon has put on a few pounds over his 21-year Major League Baseball career.

Colon put together arguably his best performance of the season on Wednesday, allowing four hits in 7 2/3 shutout innings and giving the Rangers a 5-1 win over the Mariners.

Notícias recomendadas

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.