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New York Mets pitcher and elder statesman Bartolo Colon nearly eked out an infield single Wednesday night against the St. Louis Cardinals on a short grounder to catcher Yadier Molina. 

By SI Wire
May 20, 2015

New York Mets pitcher and elder statesman Bartolo Colon nearly eked out an infield single Wednesday night against the St. Louis Cardinals on a short grounder to catcher Yadier Molina. 

Colon chopped a 1–1 pitch from Carlos Martinez a few feet in front of home plate. The 250-pound, 5'10" pitcher then scampered down the first-base line and was called safe by umpire Adrian Johnson. 

Sadly, the play was ruled an error on Molina instead of a hit after he bobbled the ball. 

All in all, stretching out an infield grounder for a single is one of Colon's greatest hitting accomplishments, perhaps only behind this double he hit in April.

Check out Colon's mad scamper below, courtesy of Erick Fernandez

- Will Green

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