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Colon loses ideal game in eighth inning

16 April 2018

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Bartolo Colon may have failed in his no-hit bid Sunday night against the Houston Astros, but he made history nonetheless. With AP Photos.Bartolo Colon is pitching a ideal game through six innings for the Texas Rangers against the Houston Astros.

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

Opposing fans in Houston gave Colon a standing ovation, and he clapped his bare hand softly against the outside of his glove. The Rangers would go on to beat the Astros, 3-1, in 10 innings.

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Bartolo Colon almost recorded a ideal game Sunday. Reddick then lined an 0-2 delivery down the right-field line, putting runners at second and third.

The beefy Colon - he has added about 100 pounds since his rookie season - struck out seven.

Two outs later, Colon was pulled with the score tied at 1.

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In a true pitchers' duel, Astros ace Justin Verlander had allowed just one run off one hit with 11 strikeouts through eight innings.

Prior to Sunday, Colon's longest no-hit bid throughout his 21-year career came with the Indians on September 18, 2000, when he held the Yankees hitless for 7.1 innings.

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Colon loses ideal game in eighth inning