Twitter reacts to Bartolo Colon coming oh, so close to perfection

Gerrit Cole

Gerrit Cole

In the bottom of the eighth inning, Carlos Correa drew a walk on five pitches, becoming the first person to get on base against Colon in the game.

Bartolo Colon made a stunning bid for a flawless game Sunday night before it was broken up in the eighth inning. Updates with Colon walking leadoff hitter in eighth inning.

Colon signed a minor-league contract with Texas in February after finishing with a 7-14 record and 6.48 ERA between the Atlanta Braves and Minnesota Twins past year.

The 44-year-old Colon is still working on a no-hitter Sunday night. The 44-year-old Colon turned back the clock and dominated the defending World Series champions for seven innings, retiring his first 21 batters in an entertaining pitchers' duel with Astros ace Justin Verlander.

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Prior to Sunday, Colon's longest no-hit bid throughout his 21-year career came with the Indians on September 18, 2000, when he held the Yankees hitless for 7.1 innings. In the third inning, Colon struck out Marwin Gonzalez and Derek Fisher to keep his flawless game bid alive.

In the 10th, Chirinos hit a two-run double off Hector Rondon (1-1) that short-hopped the wall in straightaway center field.

Verlander finished with 11 strikeouts in eight innings, permitting just one hit, one run and one walk.

Colon ended up with a one-hitter in a 2-0 win at Yankee Stadium.

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