Watch: Mets' Bartolo Colon loses helmet, drives in first run in 10 years

Sunday April 12th, 2015

New York Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon drove in his first run in nearly 10 years during Sunday's game against the Atlanta Braves.

With the game tied 2–2 in the top of the fourth inning, Colon came to the plate with Wilmer Flores on third and one out. A career 12-for-160 hitter known for taking vicious hacks in the few at-bats provided to him, Colon came through big-time on Sunday.

JAFFE: Jenrry Mejia latest to be suspended as MLB searches for answers


Colon's helmet came off as he sent the ball to short right field, giving the Mets a 3-2 lead as Flores scored from third. After the game, Mets manager Terry Collins had some fun and joked about Colon's hit:

Colon pitched seven innings in the Mets' 4-3 win, allowing three runs on six hits while striking out five and walking none.

• Indians C Yan Gomes expected to miss 6 to 8 weeks

Colon had two hits in 62 at-bats with the Mets last season, but had previously went more than seven seasons without a hit.

That last RBI? It came with the Los Angeles Angels on June 10, 2005, when Colon singled to right off New York Mets righthander Mike DeJean to score Orlando Cabrera. The Angels won 12–2 at Shea Stadium, and Colon picked up the win after giving up two runs over six innings.

Mike Fiammetta

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.