Thursday, 21 June, 2018

Twitter reacts to Bartolo Colon coming oh, so close to perfection

Kristopher Love | 16 April, 2018, 13:39

Update (10:07 PM ET): Aaand it's over.

Colon still had the no-hitter intact, but lost it on the next batter when Josh Reddick doubled down the right field line.

Update (10:04 PM ET): The flawless game bid is over, but the no-hit bid is still alive.

With a flawless game still intact during the top of the eighth inning Sunday, the Texas Rangers right-hander was caught fooling around in the dugout. Not that it matters.

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Bartolo Colon may have failed in his no-hit bid Sunday night against the Houston Astros, but he made history nonetheless.

Bartolo Colon almost recorded a ideal game Sunday. He struck out seven and ended up with a no-decision.

Going into the eighth, Texas led 1-0 on a home run by Robinson Chirinos off Astros ace Justin Verlander in the third, the only hit of the game to that point. In the Saturday game, Altuve put up one hit with a run.

Colon signed a minor-league contract with Texas in February after finishing with a 7-14 record and 6.48 ERA between the Atlanta Braves and Minnesota Twins a year ago.

Meanwhile, the Astros are 4-1 in their last five Sunday games and 4-1 in their last five during game three of a series.

Nolan Ryan, who threw a record seven no-hitters, threw one in 1991 at the age of 44 years, 90 days, and also threw one a year earlier.

The Astros rejoiced, while some on Twitter realized they might have just jinxed the flawless game.