Bartolo Colon has longest scoreless streak by a pitcher 42 years or older

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Mets right-hander Bartolo Colon now owns the longest single-season scoreless streak by a pitcher 42 years or older.

Colon came into tonight’s start with 25 consecutive scoreless innings between three starts and one relief appearance. He has tossed three scoreless innings against the Braves so far tonight, which brings his total to 28 straight. That moves him ahead of Hall of Famers Cy Young (1909) and Warren Spahn (1963). Some pretty nice company there.

Colon just delivered an RBI single, so it’s been quite a night for him so far.

UPDATE: Colon held the Braves scoreless until the bottom of the seventh inning, so his scoreless streak ended at 31 innings. That ties him for third-highest in Mets history. R.A. Dickey (32 2/3 innings in 2012) holds the franchise record.