Bartolo Colon Loses Perfect Game In Eighth Inning

Carrie Guzman
April 16, 2018

Colon finally lost the flawless game when he walked Astros' young star Carlos Correa to lead off the bottom of the eighth.

With AP Photos.Bartolo Colon has walked Carlos Correa leading off the eighth inning, the first baserunner allowed by the Texas Rangers right-hander against the World Series champion Houston Astros. He was embraced by teammates and coaches upon returning to the dugout. The 44-year-old Colon was working on a flawless game for the Texas Rangers before walking Carlos Correa on a 3-1 pitch to start the eighth. Nolan Ryan was also 44 when he threw a no-hitter, but over 150 days younger.

Colon signed a minor-league contract with Texas in February after finishing with a 7-14 record and 6.48 ERA between the Atlanta Braves and Minnesota Twins a year ago. Updates with Colon walking leadoff hitter in eighth inning.

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Colon, 44, would have become the oldest Major League Baseball pitcher to throw a no-hitter.

Colon finished the game with a line of 7.2 innings pitched, seven strikeouts, one hit, one walk and one earned run. Despite Colon being a fan favorite in Flushing, the Mets didn't consider bringing Big Sexy back to Citi Field.

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