Mets' Bartolo Colon Doubles Against Cardinals for 1st Hit Since 2005

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJune 18, 2014


Bartolo Colon is back in the National League this season, so the New York Mets pitcher has had plenty of chances to pick up his first hit since 2005. There have been a lot of hilarious swings through the first two months, but he had yet to get a hit this year.

On Wednesday against the St. Louis Cardinals' Lance Lynn, Colon finally was able to notch his first hit in his 27th at-bat of the season:

The Mets loved it, and Colon was even able to crack a smile when he got to second base. The next batter, Eric Young Jr., knocked Colon in with a double.

Ironically enough, Colon's last hit came on June 10, 2005 against the Mets. The 41-year-old now has two hits since he last pitched in the NL and stepped to the plate on a regular basis with the Montreal Expos back in 2002.

To go along with his double, Colon held the Cardinals to just one run on four hits over eight innings.