Mets Hold Off Orioles, Colon Wins Again
The ageless Bartolo Colon put forth yet another solid outing, pitching into the ninth inning to guide the Mets to a 3-2 win over the Orioles at Citi Field Tuesday.
The New York's offense was able to do just enough to earn the win after losing three of four to the Nationals and being shutout in the final two games of the series. New York's three-run fourth inning ended 21-inning scoreless streak and was highlighted by a two-run double from catcher Kevin Plawecki.
ESPN.com reports that Colon, 41, became the first pitcher in at least 100 years to beat the same opponent with seven different teams. His bid for a complete game was halted by Manny Machado's solo homer in the top of the ninth. In the end it was 8 and 1/3 innings of two run ball, yielding seven hits and no walks for Colon who is tied among league leaders with five victories against just one defeat.
The Mets (17-10) look for a sweep of the brief two game series on Wednesday night (7:10).