A day after his first career home run, the Mets’ broadcast listed starting pitcher Bartolo Colon as an available pinch hitter in their lineup graphic on Sunday.
To the side of the Mets’ lineup against the Padres, SNY listed outfielders Alejandro De Aza and Juan Lagares, catcher T.J. Rivera, third baseman David Wright and second baseman Neil Walker as “available position players.” They snuck Colon in there as a righthanded hitter.
Colon not only picked up his first career home run with the blast, but also registered his first hit of the season in 10 at-bats.
Colon’s home run traveled 365 feet, according to Statcast, and left his bat at 97 mph.
– Kenny Ducey