Still, it was an absolutely incredible effort against the best lineup in baseball, and from a 44-year-old pitcher!
Texas Rangers starting pitcher Bartolo Colon may have failed in his no-hit bid Sunday night against the Houston Astros, but he made history nonetheless. The Rangers would go on to beat the Astros, 3-1, in 10 innings.
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Following the win, Oladipo said he wasn't bothered by Gilbert's comment, but did admit that it "added fuel to the fire". Oladipo has thrived in Indiana's offense and has set career highs in points, assists and rebounds this past season.
Nolan Ryan, who threw a record seven no-hitters, threw one in 1991 at the age of 44 years, 90 days, and also threw one a year earlier. A fan favorite all around the majors, he is on his ninth team in the last 11 seasons.
Chirinos clubbed a solo home run off of Justin Verlander to get the Rangers on the board in the third inning, the lone hit that the Rangers would tally in eight innings against the Astros' hurler.
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. Verlander has fanned nine through seven innings.