The Mets might be…good? Bartolo Colon tossed seven innings of one-run ball and also did some damage with the bat in a 4-1 win over the Marlins last night at Citi Field. The Mets have now won six straight for the first time since 2011 and sit at 8-3 on the young season.
Colon scattered six hits while walking none and striking out five. The only run scored on a solo homer from Giancarlo Stanton in the first inning. The ageless wonder is now 3-0 with a 2.25 ERA with an 18/1 K/BB ratio in 20 innings across his first three starts.
After hitting an RBI single on Sunday, Colon also hit a sacrifice fly last night. And he got a really nice piece of it, too. Check out the video below:
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Colon currently has more RBI (two) than any pitcher in baseball. Silver Slugger coming?
Your Friday box scores:
Marlins 1, Mets 4
White Sox 1, Tigers 2
Padres 5, Cubs 4
Orioles 2, Red Sox 3
Phillies 2, Nationals 7
Braves 8, Blue Jays 7
Yankees 5, Rays 4
Brewers 3, Pirates 6
Athletics 4, Royals 6
Reds 1, Cardinals 6
Indians 2, Twins 3 (11 innings)
Angels 6, Astros 3
Rockies 3, Dodgers 7
Diamondbacks 9, Giants 0
Rangers 3, Mariners 0
Atlanta Braves legend Dale Murphy took to Twitter last night and talked about his son, who was injured while taking part in a protest in Denver.
Murphy said his son nearly lost his eye after he was hit in the face by a rubber bullet while peacefully marching. He later shared a photo (see below). “Luckily, his eye was saved due to a kind stranger that was handing out goggles to protestors shortly before the shooting and another kind stranger that drove him to the ER,” Murphy said.
Murphy had far more to say about the protests, however, than how it related to his son:
“As terrible as this experience has been, we know that it’s practically nothing compared to the systemic racism and violence against Black life that he was protesting in the first place. Black communities across America have been terrorized for centuries by excessive police force . . . If you’re a beneficiary of systemic racism, then you will not be able to dismantle it at no cost to yourself. You will have to put yourself at risk. It might not always result in being physically attacked, but it will require you to make yourself vulnerable.”