Mets righthander Bartolo Colon hit a RBI double to give New York a 2–1 lead over the Miami Marlins in the second inning of Sunday's game.
Colon entered the game hitting .105 this season (2-for-19) with two RBIs and 10 strikeouts. The 42-year-old pitcher was a career .079 hitter before Sunday, having went 14-for-177 with one double, seven RBIs and four runs scored.
Sunday, Colon came to the plate with one out and a runner on second. On a 1–2 count, he lined an 89-mph slider from Marlins right hander David Phelps to left centerfield, allowing Anthony Recker to score from second.
According to MLB.com's Paul Casella, Colon has recorded an RBI single, sacrifice fly and RBI double in his last three at-bats with a runner in scoring position and less than two outs.
Colon earned his eighth victory of the season, giving him the most in the National League at the time the game ended. Colon, who struck out two in a 79-pitch effort, gave up three runs on six hits in seven strong innings and did not walk a batter.
- Mike Fiammetta