Watch: Mets' Bartolo Colon beats runner with behind-the-back toss
Bartolo Colon never ceases to surprise, even at age 42.
The Mets' veteran pitcher completed yet another remarkable athletic feat during Saturday's game against the Marlins, this one a miraculous, behind-the-back, on-the-run toss that somehow beat Justin Bour to first to complete the sixth inning.
Bour hit a a dribbler directly down the first base line, which the surprisingly spry Colon had no trouble getting to. In one motion, he then lobbed an arcing eephus of a throw to first, and the rest was history.
Not to bury the lede too much, but Colon, the ageless wonder, also threw a complete-game shutout for his 13th win of the season. You can watch the play below.
- Jeremy Woo