The 44-year-old Rangers pitcher was ideal through seven innings against the Astros before walking Carlos Correa on a 3-1 pitch to leadoff the eighth inning. Colon finally lost the flawless game when he walked Astros' young star Carlos Correa to lead off the bottom of the eighth.
Everyone's favorite 44-year-old athlete put together an wonderful performance in front of a national audience on Sunday Night Baseball, against the defending champions. Updates with Colon giving up first hit. Reddick then lined an 0-2 delivery down the right-field line, putting runners at second and third and prompting a standing ovation from opposing fans in Houston.
Colon signed a 1-year, minor league deal with the Rangers this past offseason. He struck out seven and ended up with a no-decision. In the eighth, Colon walked Astros slugger Carlos Correa on five pitches before allowing a sharp double to Josh Reddick to break up the no-hit bid. A fan favorite all around the majors, he is on his ninth team in the last 11 seasons.
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.
Kenny Rogers threw Texas' most recent no-hitter, in July 1994.