Bartolo Colon battled through 7 innings on Tuesday night in his start against the Texas Rangers and after not earning a win since June 30 against the Chicago White Sox, Big Sexy can now call himself the winningest Latin-born pitcher in Major League Baseball history.
The historic 11-4 win was No. 246 of Bartolo Colon’s 21-year long career, moving him out of a tie with Nicaraguan Dennis Martinez. Colon, who had previously lost his last five starts, passed Hall of Fame pitcher Juan Marichal for most wins (244) by a pitcher from the Dominican Republic in June.
Colon and the Texas Rangers trailed 3-0 after back-to-back solo home runs in the second inning by Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager and an RBI triple by Denard Span downed the Rangers. The Texas Rangers ended up coming back, scoring four runs in the third, one in the fifth, three in the fifth, and three more in the sixth. The only other run the Mariners scored was a sacrifice fly by Mitch Haniger to score Austin Romine.
Bartolo Colon is the oldest player in the Major Leagues right now and the only player that what still playing back in the 90s and yet he still continues to amaze us. After not having a Major League contract going into Spring Training, Colon has become a solid starter and has now broken an incredible record. I did not have a good wrapup sentence for this article so I will use it as an excuse to show you the greatest home run in Major League Baseball History (wink wink).