He didn’t start the game, but anyone who stuck with tonight’s Angels-Rangers blowout was treated with a glimpse of baseball’s most fascinating, awe-inspiring marvel. And Bartolo Colón did not disappoint. The pitcher that does what no one else in MLB can do—that is, strike people out at age 44—helped with mop-up duty after a disastrous start from Martin Perez and proceeded to wow fans with the best Rangers pitching performance of the night.
And when Angels rookie Shohei Ohtani came to the plate as a pinch-hitter with two outs in the ninth, Colón gave the crowd what they paid to see, inducing a ground-out from the youngster that cemented three very solid innings of two-hit, one-run work.
There’s truly no one like him.