Bartolo Colon carries bat down to first base (GIF)
Watching Bartolo Colon try to hit is easily one of our favorite things about the 2014 MLB season. You would think the New York Mets would tell their portly pitcher to simply stand at the plate and not swing, but we’re thankful they don’t. On Wednesday night, Colon brought us two more fantastic at-bats.
In the bottom of the second, a run actually scored while Colon was at the plate. Unfortunately he didn’t drive it in, but perhaps he distracted the catcher with his typically wild swing. We’ll give him credit there.
Colon did make contact later in the game. In fact, he grounded out twice. When he chopped a ball back to the pitcher’s mound in the seventh, he decided he wouldn’t even bother to put his bat down. Colon carried it all the way down the line.
As a side note, Colon proved he can still pitch effectively at age 41 by tossing 7 1/3 shutout innings and picking up his fourth victory of the year. You can find more of his adventures at the plate below.