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|Posted: Tue May 3rd, 2016 08:37 pm||
|New York Mets right-hander Bartolo Colon followed his buzzed about foul ball Monday with a milestone 19 years in the making.
Colon, a three-time All-Star and the 2005 American League Cy Young winner, further bolstered his resume after hurling eight scoreless innings against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field to earn win No. 220. The victory breaks a tie with Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez for the second-most wins among Dominican-born pitchers. It was Colon's third attempt at the milestone win.
"Of course I'm very excited," Colon told reporters through a Mets translator, according to ESPN's Adam Rubin. "I'm really happy about it and it's pretty neat to pass Pedro, but he's always going to be one of the big ones for us regardless."
When Bartolo tied Pedro for career wins, Martinez reached out to him via friends on Twitter. "Obviously, I don't have Twitter," Colon said.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) May 3, 2016
Juan Marichal, a dominant right-hander for the Giants in the 1960s, tops the Dominican wins list with 243 victories over 16 seasons.
RK PITCHER WINS
1 Juan Marichal 243
2 Bartolo Colon 220
3 Pedro Martinez 219
4 Ramon Martinez 135
5 Pedro Astacio 129
Colon, who earlier in the game ripped an extremely hard foul ball, is a two-time 20-game winner and owns a career mark of 219-155.
Last edited on Tue May 3rd, 2016 08:38 pm by lobo316